Something To Be Proud Of: Concert Will Kick Off Charity in Troy Gentry’s Honor

By Admin on October 15, 2018
(Photo by Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

When Troy Gentry was killed at the age of 50 in a helicopter crash last fall, it left a pretty big hole in country music. Troy and longtime singing partner Eddie Montgomery dominated the country charts through the late 1990s/early 2000s and, after several personal issues took them away from music, they were poised to begin recording again in earnest.

Of course, they never got that chance.

But the country music genre isn’t the only place where Troy is missed; his philanthropic spirit was a largely unheralded part of who he was. Troy had three big causes he supported with time and money: soldiers and their families, cancer research (Eddie was fought and overcame cancer in 2011) and music education. And so it’s with those purposes in mind that the Troy Gentry Foundation is being established, and will have its official kick off January 9th at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Troy’s wife Angie tells Taste of Country that she and some of his friends wanted to do something to keep “Troy’s generous spirit alive”.

Once it’s up and running, the charity will directly benefit organizations devoted to those causes supported by Troy–and the kick-off concert itself will be a fundraiser too, with Make A Wish, The Journey Home Project and school music programs in Troy’s home state of Kentucky all benefiting from the evening’s ticket sales.

The event, called “C’ya on the flip side“, has a great line-up too: Blake Shelton, Jon Pardi, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Jimmie Allen, Rascal Flatts and Justin Moore are among those scheduled to appear. Eddie Montgomery will, of course, also be there.

It sounds like a wonderful way to honor a really good dude.

Interested in a road trip? This would be a blast to attend! You can learn more about the event, and buy tickets, by clicking here.

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