(LEX 18)– Over 4,000 fans packed the Grand Ole Opry for a sold-out show featuring country music’s biggest stars. It was all in honor of Lexington’s very own Troy Gentry.
Troy Gentry died in September of 2017 after a helicopter crash in New Jersey, but his family and friends are working hard to make sure that his legacy lives on.
The country music duo Montgomery Gentry first came together in the 90s, and until the crash in 2017, they topped the country music charts.
Bandmate Eddie Montgomery says that Gentry’s loved ones are now raising money for the things Gentry cared about, like cancer research and providing instruments in schools.
“I miss my brother every day, we always would do benefits whether it was a tornado, flood relief and so it’s kind of funny it’s really come full circle,” Montgomery told LEX 18.
Troy’s wife, Angie Gentry, started the Troy Gentry Foundation after his death. She hopes that fans, as well as other country stars, left the Opry with one message.
“A good memory of who he was and what he stood for, and a caring and loving spirit and to help to continue that on,” she said.