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Eddie Montgomery Reveals How They Will Fill Troy Gentry’s Vocals on Tour


After the sudden death of Troy Gentry in September Eddie Montgomery made the decision to carry on shows as Montgomery Gentry. He recently shared how they will fill the void left by Gentry’s untimely passing on their new Here’s To You Tour that kicked off on Fri., Jan. 19 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

I was going to take over the role and sing all of it,” Eddie stated in a recent interview. “The guys in the band – we’ve been through everything. They’ve been with us 20-25 years, most of them. And so I said, ‘You know what I think what we’re gonna do is maybe I might kick it off.’ Our guys are great singers! And so we figured, we’ll do some of the parts here and there and let the band come up and showcase them, too.”

It took awhile after Gentry’s funeral for Montgomery to finally decide to carry on with the new tour and support the last album that they recorded together. The duo had just finished the tracks days before Gentry died in a helicopter crash on Sept. 8, 2017.

“I was going, ‘What do I do? Do we keep going? Do we put out the new CD?’” Montgomery recalled. “I got to thinking about me and T-Roy’s talk, and first off he’d be going nuts right now because he loved new music anyway and he got that CD done just two days before the accident. We’d already planned on it coming out in February, so we are going to stay on track with what me and T had talked about.”

The new album, “Here’s To You” will be available Feb. 2, and Montgomery will play the Opry as Montgomery Gentry the same night. He will bring the tour to Medina to perform at Thirsty Cowboy on March 16.

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