On September 8, Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash on the way to a show. His bandmate and duo partner, Eddie Montgomery, for the last two decades was waiting on him to arrive.
Since that day, Montgomery hasn’t spoken publicly about his friend until now, thanking everyone for their support and sharing what the music the pair was working on means to him, “Our world was turned upside down in an instant and nothing could have prepared us for this. 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.”
“‘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.”
The song was played at Gentry’s memorial service.