Troy Gentry, Half of Country Duo Montgomery Gentry, Dies at 50

12 September, 2017, 06:52 | Author: Christian Benson
  • Grand Ole Opry announces Troy Gentry memorial service plans

An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board offered a few comments that explain Troy Gentry's fatal helicopter crash on Friday (Sept. 8).

Troy will be remembered on September 14 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry at 11 a.m. CT, with a private, family internment to follow.

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Gentry was pronounced dead at the hospital, and pilot James Evan Robinson died on the scene, according to CNN.

He was born April 5, 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky. He's survived by his wife, Angie Gentry, and his daughters, Taylor and Kaylee.

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He was a graduate of Lexington Community College, and he attended the University of Kentucky. Gentry and both Montgomery brothers also performed together a bit later in the band Young Country. Over the course of their career, the popular duo scored five number 1 hits.

"Those guys were always really cool to me, coming up, when I was a new artist", Aldean recalls of Gentry and duo partner Eddie Montgomery. Martell Foundation, a music industry organization that funds medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer, and the American Red Cross for hurricane relief.

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In lieu of flowers, Gentry's family is requesting that donations be made to the T.J. He was an active supporter of breast cancer awareness and research. The Grand Ole Opry will host the celebration, which is open to all, and will also live stream the event for fans out of state. Rest in peace, Troy.

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