Eddie Montgomery, of the popular duo Montgomery Gentry, spoke out for the first time since the tragic passing of Troy Gentry on September 8.
In an email sent out to media, Montgomery expressed his thanks for the support and prayers, and conveyed the meaning of their new song, “Better Me.”
“Hey everybody, this is Eddie. I wanted to thank everyone for their support and prayers. Our world was turned upside down in an instant and nothing could have prepared us for this,” Montgomery shared in a statement to the press. “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, and Troy sings his ass off on it. It speaks volumes about his life and who he had become and everyone he touched and how much he loved his family. I am so proud of this and also to call him my friend, my family, my brother for 30 years.” ~Eddie Montgomery