Contact Us

See Troy Gentry’s Final Grand Ole Opry Performance

Subscribe to 95.3 The Bear on

The Grand Ole Opry honored Montgomery Gentry‘s Troy Gentry by sharing a video of the duo’s final performance together on the famous stage.

The celebrated country act appeared on the Opry together on July 1, 2017. It was the last time Gentry would perform there  before his untimely death in a helicopter crash on Sept. 8. The duo received a warm welcome to the stage from an elated audience — they were met by a spirited round of applause before the duo dove into a performance of one of their biggest hits, “Where I Come From.”

With Gentry on guitar and sharing vocals with Eddie Montgomery, the country act put on a great show, clearly enjoying every moment. The crowd didn’t hesitate when Montgomery turned the mic over to them to sing the chorus, with Gentry leading the choir all the while. Though the duo had no idea it would be their last performance together on the sacred stage, the song is a fitting one, celebrating one’s humble roots and honoring the place and people that raised them.

Gentry was tragically killed when the helicopter he was riding in before a show in Medford, N.J. crashed due to mechanical issues. His official obituary, released on Monday (Sept. 11), shares that Gentry and Montgomery’s induction into the Opry was his “proudest professional achievement.”

“Known for his wide smile, Gentry was personally driven by faith, family and living life to the fullest,” the obit describes. Country stars are paying tribute to Gentry left and right — Jason AldeanJake OwenBlake SheltonLee Brice and many more have honored him onstage in the days following the loss to the genre.

10 Singers Who Died in Plane Crashes

Next: Troy Gentry Funeral Details

Best of 95.3 the Bear

Recommended for You

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://953thebear.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Bear VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Bear VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.