Montgomery Gentry Band Member Dies In Helicopter Crash

Published On September 8, 2017 | By Ryan Crits | Afternoons, Country Music News, Daily Scoop

Sad news as Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was found dead after a helicopter wreck in New Jersey. They band tweeted the news a few hours after the crash.

Hours after news that country hall of famer Don Williams passed away, Troy Gentry, of country duo Montgomery Gentry, died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey, according to a statement posted on the group’s official site.

“Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time,” the statement read in part.
He was fifty years old.
THE CRASH 
The crash took place before 1 p.m. ET in Medford, The helicopter’s pilot also was killed, authorities said.
 Montgomery Gentry was scheduled to perform Friday night at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford.

COUNTRY STARS REACT
Brad Paisley- “God bless you Troy Gentry. Heartbroken and in disbelief.”

Kelsea Ballerini= “Unreal. So so sad.”
Chris Young- “Just heard about Troy Gentry… I literally have no words. Have known him for years and played so many shows with him and Eddie… #prayers”
Shooter Jennings- “Troy Gentry was my friend. I had great times with him. I’m stunned, angry and upset at the moment. I’ll miss you.”
Sheryl Crow- “So sad to hear the news of Troy Gentry. My prayers are with his family and friends.”
Jana Kramer- “My heart breaks for the family and friends of Troy Gentry. I had the pleasure of playing shows with him and he was always so kind”
Dan + Shay- “RIP Troy Gentry. Absolutely tragic. Thoughts + prayers out to his family.”
Chase Bryant- “My heart goes out to the family and friends of Troy Gentry. We are all incredibly sorry to hear about your loss. Your music will live on!”
Travis Tritt- “So sad to hear that “Gentle Giant” Don Williams has died! What an incredible legacy of great music he leaves behind. May he RIP.”
MAREN MORRIS- “Horrible. My thoughts are with his family.”
Scotty McCreery- “Such a sad day for country music. Praying for the families of Troy Gentry and Don Williams. #RIP”
Lee Brice- “The world changed today. Country music lost both a Friend and a Hero. Troy Gentry and Don Williams, you both will be dearly missed.”
Jake Owen- “Sad day for country music. Troy Gentry and Don Williams have passed and that makes my heart hurt. Don was my hero and Troy was my friend”
Josh Turner- “I’m speechless. Pray with me for the family of Don Williams & especially the family of Troy Gentry. It’s a heavy day for country music.”
Randy Houser- Sad day in country music. RIP Don Williams and Troy Gentry. Prayers for your families.”
Little Big Town- “Devastated to hear the news. Troy, thank you for your kindness, your spirit, your joy and the love you shared with everyone you met.”
Kid Rock- “So terribly sad to hear of my friend Troy Gentry’s untimely passing.”
Justin Moore- “In shock. Thoughts and prayers to the family of a hero and a buddy.”
Luke Bryan- “Country music is at loss today. Our prayers are with the families of Don Williams & Troy Gentry. It’s a sad day.”
Darius Rucker- “So sad right now. My heart goes out to his whole family. Much love and prayers to the Montgomery Gentry family. Love ya T-Roy!!
Toby Keith- “R.I.P. T-ROY Gentry. Shared a lot of good times and drinks with ya. My prayers to your family.”

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