Eddie Montgomery has broken his silence regarding the death of his long-time musical partner, Troy Gentry.
“I want to thank everyone for their support and prayers,” Montgomery says in the statement released to radio stations accompanying the song, “Better Me.” “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. 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.”
Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter accident on September 8th before a concert in New Jersey. That ceremony concluded with a recording of “Better Me,” which features Gentry, who was 50, on lead vocals singing about putting wilder days behind him.