Who is this country music group, Montgomery Gentry, that has taken the nation by storm?
Like any good story, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry’s road to success wasn’t paved from the beginning. Before the animated duo became the powerhouse in the country music scene that they have become now, they had their trials and tribulations.
The Kentucky boys began performing at the same time in the 1990’s, but in separate bands. Gentry had success in 1994 when he had won a talent contest, but struggled to find a solo record deal. Gentry had previously performed with John Michael Montgomery (Eddie’s brother) but would ultimately unite with Eddie Montgomery in 1999. The duo has created a unique identity focusing on their southern sound and their “blue-collar” working class roots.
After leaving Columbia Records in 2010, the group has signed with Average Joe’s Entertainment allowing them the freedom needed to move to the next level of their career. With the freedom that they have now, they believe they can get back to making “true” Montgomery Gentry music while still keeping the same edginess that they have shown in their previous albums. Montgomery Gentry’s music is made so that every listener can relate to their songs and find themselves in it.
New Song “Where I Come From”:
Between Gentry’s trendy southern style and Montgomery’s famous trench coat and cowboy hat attire, the two are impossible to forget. These rock stars released their newest album “Rebels on the Run” in October 2011. The Kentucky duo surely will put on a show at the KMLE Country 8 Man Jam with some of their hits such as “Hell Yeah” and their hit single off their new album called “Where I Come From.”
- Michael Moreno, KMLE Country 108