Troy Gentry, of popular country music act Montgomery Gentry, tragically passed away in a helicopter accident this past Friday, ahead of a scheduled performance in New Jersey. An investigation is currently underway.
Country music’s biggest stars were quick to honour their fallen comrade.
No! Not Don Williams & Troy Gentry. My thoughts & prayers go out to their families. Thank u for the amazing music & for inspiring us all.— Jerrod Niemann (@jrodfromoz) September 8, 2017
RIP Troy Gentry & Don Williams.— The Cadillac Three (@thecadillac3) September 8, 2017
My heart is broken. Don Williams and Troy Gentry 💔I don't believe it.— Cam (@camcountry) September 8, 2017
RIP Don Williams. 100% class and spirit. Said so much with so little. He was and will always be a blessing in country music.— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) September 9, 2017
Played a festival with Montgomery Gentry recently..Troy's bus parked right next to my bus and he was so kind and genuine..so sad to lose him— Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge) September 8, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Don Williams and Troy Gentry. What a tough day for country music... 💔— Maddie & Tae (@MaddieandTae) September 8, 2017
RIP Troy Gentry. Absolutely tragic. Thoughts + prayers out to his family. 💔— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) September 8, 2017
I'm speechless. Pray with me for the family of Don Williams & especially the family of Troy Gentry. It's a heavy day for country music.🙏🏼✝️— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) September 8, 2017
It's a sad day in country music... Prayers to the families of Don Williams and Troy Gentry. Their music will live on.— BBR Music Group (@BBRMusicGroup) September 8, 2017
Sad day in country music. Don Williams and Troy gentry will be missed. In shock. Thoughts and prayers to the family of a hero and a buddy. 😔— Justin Moore (@JustinColeMoore) September 8, 2017
All my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Troy Gentry and Don Williams. Both were early inspiration for a lot of us..— Logan Mize (@LoganMize) September 8, 2017
God bless you Troy Gentry. Heartbroken and in disbelief.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) September 8, 2017
So sad to hear about the passing of Troy Gentry. Always loved playing shows with MG. Sending up prayers for his & the rest of the MG family.— A Thousand Horses (@athousandhorses) September 8, 2017
Praying for Troy Gentry’s family in this time of tragedy…heart broken. 😔— Shay Mooney (@ShayMooney) September 8, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Montgomery Gentry, at this time.