Montgomery Gentry plans to "Get Down South"
Thursday, April 19, 2018
– Montgomery Gentry released a new single, "Get Down South," from the duo's album "Here's to You."
The song was penned by John Wiggins, Bob Moffat, Clint Moffat and Troy Johnson. A video is slated to be released in the coming weeks, the label said.
The disc was released in early February, about six months after Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash en route to a concert in New Jersey. Eddie Montgomery has carried on since then and is touring behind the new disc.
"Better Me" was released last September as the first single and made the Billboard top 40.
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