Grand Ole Opry to Hold Montgomery Gentry Public Memorial Service

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The service will be streamed live online at 9 a.m. PT Sept. 14 from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.

He was a graduate of Lexington Community College, and he attended the University of Kentucky.

Charlie Daniels recalled telling Gentry and Eddie Montgomery they were going to become members of the Grand Ole Opry.

He was best known as one half of Montgomery Gentry, the popular country music duo he shared with Eddie Montgomery.

A loving father and devoted husband, Gentry is survived by his wife, Angie Gentry (nee McClure), as well as his daughters, Taylor and Kaylee. Gentry and both Montgomery brothers also performed together a bit later in the band Young Country. The statement added that Montgomery Gentry's induction into the Opry was his "proudest professional achievement".

Montgomery Gentry had just finished its newest album, which was set to be released in 2018 for their 20th anniversary. Montgomery Gentry was honored with the Academy of Country Music's Humanitarian Award in 2009. He was happiest on the water with his family.

( New information has been surfaced about the crash that killed Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry on Friday afternoon (Sept. 8). A private, family internment will follow. Gentry's family has asked for donations to the T.J. Martell Foundation or the American Red Cross.

He attended the Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tenn., and one of his favorite Bible verses was reportedly Deuteronomy 31:6 - "Be strong and courageous; don't be terrified or afraid of them. For it is the Lord your God who goes with you; He will not leave you or forsake you".

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