Montgomery Gentry was one of the biggest Country duos in the 2000’s. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry won CMA Awards, were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and headlined sold out arenas. Two years ago, before performing a show in New Jersey, Troy was killed in a helicopter crash. Fast forward to today and the country community is coming together to hold a special concert to help fund the Troy Gentry foundation.
One Country had a chance to talk to Troy’s wife Angie Gentry about how the concert came together.
“[We had] A lot of help… a lot of help. A lot of friends,” Angie told One Country. “We just buckled down and said ‘This is what we want to do and this is when we have a timeframe to do it.’”
When Angie started making phone calls, Nashville answered. Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Dustin Lynch, Rascal Flatts and many more are set to be a part of the concert.
The money raised with go to help several charities that Troy championed, such as TJ Martell Foundation, Make-A-Wish, The Journey Home Project and The American Cancer Society.
“He was gone but I just couldn’t let his legacy go,” Angie added. “We need to do something to honor him and keep it all going. Let’s start a foundation, let’s start a charity and let’s continue giving to who he would have given to.”
The concert is sold out, and there are plans to do more events like this one to benefit the foundation. For more information on the Troy Gentry Foundation and how you can donate, visit their website at www.troygentryfoundation.org.