Last Friday, Troy Gentry was set to perform alongside his partner, Eddie Montgomery, at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford, but an impromptu helicopter ride ended up in tragedy.
The one half of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, died after the aircraft crashed in New Jersey.
Just days after Troy’s untimely death, the Kentucky-born singer once again returned to the Grand Ole Opry, but this time in a casket surrounded by 1,500 friends, family, and fans, who came to bid him farewell.
The star-studded funeral service was filled with testimonials about the beloved musician, father, and philanthropist as well as performances from some of country’s biggest names. Artists like Halfway 2 Hazard, Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, and Charlie Daniels took to the stage to honor Troy by singing some of his favorite songs.
However, it was Vince Gill’s emotional performance that left no dry eye in the room.