We all realize how suddenly things can change in this fast paced, complicated world and work hard every day to keep things running smoothly, then out of the middle of nowhere, a disaster strikes that can change our world. We here in South Florida are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, many people are still without power, water, food and many of the “basic” needs. As everyone is trying to put their lives back together after losing so much, we realize first-hand how something “unpredictable” can change our world and our daily lives. We recently watched, prayed and did everything possible to help our family and friends in Texas and are now dealing with it right here in our own backyards.
The Country Music world has also suffered a huge loss. As many of you know, we lost a Country Music legend on September 8th. Tragically, Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash on his way to a concert in Medford, NJ where they were scheduled to perform that night. In just a moment, everything changed and a terrible tragedy took the life of a man who was loved by his family, friends and fans. The Morgan Renee Live family adds our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of this talented man.
Where it all began……Montgomery Gentry was an American country music duo consisting of vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both natives of Kentucky. Â Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry began performing in the 1990’s as part of two different bands with Montgomery’s brother, John Michael Montgomery. Â Although Gentry won a talent contest in 1994m he reunited with Eddie Montgomery after Gentry was unable to fid a solo record deal, and Montgomery Gentry was formed in 1999. Â The duo was known for its Southern rock influences, and collaborated with Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith, Five for Fighting and members of the Allman Brothers Band.
Montgomery Gentry released six studio albums for Columbia Records’ Nashville division: Tattoos & Scars (1999), Carrying On (2001), My Town (2002), You Do Your Thing (2004), Some People Change (2006) and Back When I Knew It All (2008), and a greatest hits package. These albums produced more than twenty chart singles for the duo on the Billboard Hot Country Songcharts, including the number 1 hits “If You Ever Stop Loving Me”, “Something To Be Proud Of”, “Lucky Man”, “Back When I Knew It All”, and “Roll With Me”. Ten more of their songs reached the top 10 on the country charts, including the number 3 hit “Gone”, the most played song by a duo in 2005. Tattoos & Scars, My Town, and You Do Your Thing are all certified platinum by the recording Industry Association of America. In 1999, they were awarded Favorite New Artist – Country at the American Music Awards. both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association named the Duo of the Year in 2000, an award for which they have been nominated by both associations in every year since. In 2009, they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Montgomery Gentry was scheduled to be the headliner for our shows in December in West Palm Beach and Fort Myers. Sadly, due to Troy’s untimely death, we of course, have to cancel and re-group. We are currently working on a replacement act for the two shows and will announce the new show information soon. Keep an eye on our Website and our Facebook page for details. We assure you that we are doing everything possible to make these shows awesome and the type of entertainment you have come to expect from a Morgan Renee Live Production!