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Montgomery Gentry

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Country duo Montgomery Gentry evokes the sound and spirit of Southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, and Charlie Daniels, painting themselves as rowdy redneck rebels who still hold small-town values. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry first played together in Early Tymz, a Lexington, Kentucky, band led by Montgomery's brother, future country star John Michael Montgomery. Both Eddie and Troy had been performing on the local club scene since their teenage years, the former as a drummer in his father's band. After Early Tymz broke up, a new group called Young Country formed from its ashes, with John Michael billed out front. He eventually went solo, of course, and Montgomery Gentry first formed not long after, initially calling themselves Deuce.

After playing around Lexington for a time, Montgomery Gentry landed a deal with Columbia thanks to a showcase performance. Their debut album, Tattoos & Scars, was released in 1999 and made the country Top Ten on the strength of the Top 20 singles "Hillbilly Shoes" and "Daddy Won't Sell the Farm," plus the Top Five smash "Lonely and Gone" and the Charlie Daniels collaboration "All Night Long." They were named the CMA's Duo of the Year in 2000, breaking a run of eight consecutive years by Brooks & Dunn. In 2001, the follow-up album, Carrying On, was released; it also made the country Top Ten and produced the number two smash "She Couldn't Change Me." A third album, My Town, was completed quickly and released in 2002, bringing the duo their third Top Five hit in the title track.

The hard-driving You Do Your Thing arrived in 2004, followed by the greatest-hits collection Something to Be Proud Of: The Best of 1999-2005 in November of 2005. Some People Change appeared from Columbia Records in 2006, followed by Back When I Knew It All in early 2008. It all amounted to a pretty successful track record, with a dozen or more of their singles since 1999, plus all of their studio albums, entering the Top Ten charts (as did the greatest-hits collection). The duo's eighth studio album, Gravel Road, appeared in 2010. The Michael Knox-produced Rebels on the Run, the duo’s first album for new label Average Joe’s Entertainment, appeared in 2011.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
12.04.15 Morongo Casino Resort and Spa Cabazon, CA US
01.23.16 Glynn County Football Stadium Brunswick, GA US
02.06.16 Auburn Arena Auburn, AL US


  • 10.23.15 RT @Kenny_Wallace: Montgomery Gentry!!!! https://t.co/WHr1bRJf0G
  • 10.21.15 Check out the First Responders event at Music City Indian Motorcycles this Saturday! Brunch,beverages, bikes! https://t.co/xXipQ1LS2D
  • 10.09.15 Check out @HalfwayToHazard new single! These are my boys! #HeavenOnDowntheHighway @SXMTheHighway And iTunes! https://t.co/jwkCu4142q
  • 10.06.15 Eddie and Troy are taking over Vevo. Tune in to their #VevoNashville takeover today at 5pm, 8pm and 11pm ET at http://t.co/FdbbTg9APa.
  • 09.27.15 Our sincerest love, thoughts and prayers are with Eddie today. http://t.co/8N15D14MUD
  • 09.24.15 RT @CumberlandHghts: Join us 10/21/15 @TheRyman for #Concert4CH featuring @mgunderground. For tix or info visit http://t.co/gapw1rYDV5 http…
  • 09.08.15 RT @CumberlandHghts: Join us 10/21/15 @TheRyman for #Concert4CH featuring @mgunderground. For tix or info visit http://t.co/Yqt2rOFvgq
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  • 08.28.15 RT @blaster_music: Get ready for some #FolksLikeUs TONIGHT with @mgunderground on @FoxNews with @SeanHannity at 10pm ET. http://t.co/aMPUxV…
  • 08.28.15 Tune in to @FoxNews tonight to see us chat with @SeanHannity about our new record, touring and falling off stages!! http://t.co/VUPLj0Jxvp
  • 08.21.15 Thanks @FTRMagazine for sharing Eddie’s story about growing up in a tackle store! Read about it here: http://t.co/ARVSFaa2ks
  • 08.19.15 We stopped by Fox to chat with @ashleydvo this week on a stop in NYC: http://t.co/zA0bwohXwA