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Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry killed in helicopter crash

We have some very sad news this afternoon as Troy Gentry, one-half of the popular country music group Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a helicopter crash Friday, along with one other person.

The accident happened around noon at Flying W Airport in Medford, New Jersey, per LEX 18 in Lexington. Eddie Montgomery was not on board.

The duo was set to play at Flying W Airport & Resort at 5:00 pm today.

Gentry, 50, was a Lexington native and the father of two children.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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4 Comments for Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry killed in helicopter crash



  1. keiths
    3:57 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

    Sad news, sorry to hear this



  2. Ridge Runner
    5:11 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not a big country fan but I did like “My Town”. Regardless, sad news for a fellow Kentuckian for sure.



  3. TBW3011
    5:34 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

    Sad. Saw them before the Auburn game 2 years ago outside Commonwealth. Will never forget how fun the atmosphere was for that game and it started with Montgomery Gentry pre-game.



  4. 4everUKblue
    11:07 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

    Used to watch him years ago at The Grapevine in Tates Creek Center. Very sad news.