Eddie Montgomery Pens Letter After Troy Gentry's Passing

For the first time since his duo partner Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash on September 8, Eddie Montgomery made a public statement. In a letter sent to radio and media, Eddie offered gratitude for Montgomery Gentry fans’ love and prayers. In part he said, “Our world was turned upside down in an instant and nothing could have prepared us for this,” he says. “Over the past few months me and T-Roy have been working on what I think is the best record of our career. In the last few weeks we had been talking about what our first single would be. Then on September 8, none of that mattered.

”The duo had just completed a new album and their label shared one of the new songs with radio. Called “Better Me,” it features Troy singing lead with lyrics such as “I’ve turned the page on wilder days / I’m writing all this down, hopin’ you’ll see. I ain’t sayin’ I’m perfect, but I’m workin’ on a better me.”

Eddie said, “I am so proud of this song and also to call [Troy] my friend, my family, my brother for 30 years.”

No release date has been mentioned.

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