March 24, 2005
Country music singer Eddie Montgomery of Boyle County is true blue when it comes to his basketball. Montgomery is touring the country with partner Troy Gentry and entertaining Montgomery Gentry fans from coast to coast. However, Montgomery still follows his basketball. "I've got UK and the Cards in the Final Four. I've got the Cards and Illinois. I had Florida over North Carolina, but now it's going to be UK and North Carolina in the Final Four. UK wins it all. "
February 29, 2004
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum recently host its annual induction ceremony. This year, Montgomery Gentry was presented the Kentucky Entertainers of the Year award. The duo was not able to be on hand to accept in person. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are on the road touring but were able to tape their reaction to be played back at the ceremony. "This is unbelievable!" said Montgomery. "I just wish my Dad could be here to witness this - what a special honor. We are just country boys doing what we love to do - and we're proud to say we're from Kentucky any chance we get. " Added Gentry, "It is such an honor to be recognized as entertainers, especially from our home state.
February 4, 2005
Montgomery Gentry will be performing live on the Best Darn Super Bowl Road Show Period Sunday from Jacksonville, Fla., during Fox Sports' Super Bowl coverage. The show will air from 1-2 p.m. and will be on FOX Network, not the usual FOX Sports Net, just prior to the start of the official Super Bowl pre-game festivities. The show's name was changed from Best Damn Sports Show Period, according to USA Today, because of sensitivity surrounding the Super Bowl broadcast since last year's incident with Janet Jackson.
July 1, 2009
Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of the hit country duo Montgomery Gentry on their induction into the Grand Ole Opry. I can't think of any two people more deserving of this honor than two good old boys from Kentucky. I have been a longtime fan of theirs, and I am so proud of them. Montgomery Gentry has a huge fan base. Like Eddie would say, "We don't call them fans, we call them friends," and he is absolutely correct.
June 30, 2008
Perryville's Eddie Montgomery will be on "Live with Regis and Kelly" Tuesday morning. Montgomery Gentry will perform from their No. 1 single, "Back When I Knew It All," on the show hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. The show airs at 9 a.m. on WHAS-TV (ABC) in Louisville and 10 a.m. on WKYT-TV (CBS) in Lexington. The song just hit No. 1 on this week's Billboard and Country Aircheck country airplay charts. This is Montgomery Gentry's fourth No. 1 hit, but it is the fastest rising single the duo has had. The song is the lead-off single and title track from Montgomery Gentry's new album.
November 25, 2003
Eddie Montgomery, county music singer, will call Danville "My Town" as he raises money for the Christmas Toy Drive. The Montgomery Gentry tour buses will be set up Sunday near the Danville Fire Station to allow fans to look and to help raise money and awareness for the local toys program. Montgomery and his wife, Tracy, have offered to let fans tour the group's "home on the road" in exchange for donations to this year's toy drive. Two Montgomery Gentry tour buses will be in the US Bank parking lot at the corner of Fourth and Main streets from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
May 28, 2009
Eddie Montgomery had "no clue" what was coming when he heard a voice telling Montgomery Gentry to stop playing during a performance Tuesday night at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. "Charlie Daniels, one of my heroes, had snuck into the audience and took his hat off so we didn't know it was him," said Montgomery. "They were running a little late and we had already played two songs, so we thought they were going to tell us just to cut it short. " Instead, Daniels asked them to join the Grand Ole Opry nine years after they made their Grand Ole Opry debut.
July 24, 2007
When Montgomery Gentry recently hit No. 1 with "Lucky Man," Eddie Montgomery was thrilled. To think another song off that same Columbia Nashville disc, "Some People Change," also could climb that high is almost more than the Perryville country music star can believe. Yet it seems "What Do Ya Think About That" has a chance to do just that based on early reviews. "People are already starting to play it, and are loving the heck out of it," said Montgomery. "We are coming off 'Lucky Man,' and that just doesn't happen.
April 13, 2006
(Editor's note: The following letter came to us by email through Kelly Howard, of Danville, who currently serves in Iraq as a Department of Defense contractor for Kellogg, Brown and Root, Inc. She saw the letter in Stars and Stripes, a military newspaper. She wanted everyone back home to know how much Montgomery Gentry lifted the spirits of the troops with their recent performances.) Dear Editor: I have had the honor to meet many celebrities, but the most genuine and most patriotic Americans today are Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, known as Montgomery Gentry.
January 9, 2005
Holly Henson, artistic director of Pioneer Playhouse, got a chance to thaw out from the Minnesota winter. Last month, she left her home to bask in the California sunshine for a weekend. Henson was the headliner at the American Culinary Institute convention in San Francisco. The comedian's assignment was to mix together jokes salted with a cooking theme. Montgomery named to country music board Eddie Montgomery of Boyle County has been named to the Academy of Country Music board in the artist category.