20 Years Of Hits
To celebrate Montgomery Gentry’s 20th-anniversary album of hit songs – Eddie Montgomery enlisted the help of fellow singer and friend, Darius Rucker and several other big-name artists. The album, Montgomery Gentry: 20 Years of Hits will feature artists like Brad Paisley, Granger Smith, Jimmie Allen, Colt Ford and many more that will add their own flair to the classic Montgomery Gentry Songs.
The Album Release Is Bittersweet
While there has been lots of excitement surrounding the album set to be released on Nov. 16 – the whole thing feels a little bittersweet. While the track list will be star-studded as ever, it is still hard to think of Montgomery Gentry without Troy Gentry. His tragic passing is only a year shy of this album release and the country music world might not ever get over the loss.
Remembering and missing Troy Gentry from the duo @mgunderground who was killed in a helicopter last September. Today would have been Troy’s 51st birthday.
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) April 5, 2018
Montgomery has kept the band and Gentry’s memory going. The new album is a way for him to do that and to honor his friend’s love-filled life.
He told Rolling Stone, “I definitely want to make sure we don’t ever forget him, but of course, anybody who met him, you’d never forget him. It’s just, I don’t want to think about the accident, I want to think about all the great times we had. Because I know damn well I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for him. We had something that we didn’t even know.”
Since the plane crash, country stars and fans have come together to remember what is truly important in this life. Gentry’s wife has even set up a foundation in his honor that will be holding a concert in January to support his belief that we all should “love God, love others.”
Don’t miss out on the show Jan 9th, the show will have a few surprise artist. Get your tickets:https://thetroygentryfoundation.org
Same Song, New Voice
The remake of the hit song has received praise from fans and media alike. Rolling Stone has said, “the new version seamlessly incorporates Rucker’s husky voice with Montgomery’s warm delivery to create a classic expression of gratitude…” And fans are agreeing.
While Montgomery and Rucker stayed pretty true to the original song, a few of the lyrics were changed to remake it. Rucker changes out the football team referenced in the beginning of the song to his own home team.
Instead of singing, “Last Sunday when the Bengals lost/ Lord, it put me in a bad mood,” he replaced the Cincinnati team with his Miami team singing, “Last Sunday when the Dolphins lost/ Lord, it put me in a bad mood.”
Still, the meaning of the song rang through. No matter how bad a day is, there is always something to be happy about. You can listen to their hopeful duet in the video below and let us know what you think in the comments.