Eddie Montgomery breaks his silence about life without Troy Gentry
Posted: 12:32 am Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
By Jake Stewart
It was an incredibly sad day for Montgomery Gentry fans when Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash on Sept. 8. And healing is a painfully slow process. But the day couldn’t have been as sad or the healing as slow as it has been for the other half of the country music duo, Eddie Montgomery.
Eddie has remained quiet since he lost his friend/family member/musical and business partner, and rightfully so, but with a new song now out at country radio, the singer is speaking up about Troy and the music that meant so much to them.
In a letter sent to country radio programmers across the United States, Eddie shared his thoughts about his new reality and new music.
“Our world was turned upside down in an instant, and nothing could have prepared us for this,” he writes. “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.”
Eddie says that new single, “Better Me,” “is a song we all loved and Troy sings his ass off on it. It speaks volumes about his life, and who he had become, and everybody he touched and how much he loved his family. I am so proud of this song and also to call him my friend, my family, my brother for 30 years.”
Fans got their first listen to Troy singing “Better Me” as a celebration of the country star’s life was ending at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on Sept. 12. The song has since become a musical tribute and epitaph to the singer-songwriter who was remembered not only for who he was, but who he was becoming.