Montgomery Gentry hosts Vegas bike ride
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
– For the fifth year, Montgomery Gentry will host the Academy of Country Music Charity Motorcycle Ride as part of the week's festivities leading up to the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 18.
The ride will be held Saturday, May 17 in Las Vegas.
"Once again, the Academy is delighted to bring together country music artists and fans for a fun-filled day benefitting a worthy cause," said Michelle Goble, Director or Membership & Events at the Academy of Country Music. "We are so honored to have Montgomery Gentry host the event for the fifth consecutive year."
The ride will culminate in a live concert featuring past and present Academy of Country Music Award nominees and new artists.
"This event keeps getting bigger and bigger every year," said Eddie Montgomery. "It's one of the highlights of the week in Las Vegas, and we're raising more and more money for the ACM Charitable Fund as new people continue to join us on the ride. I'm proud to be a part of such a great cause."
"Bob Romeo asked Eddie and me to host this event five years ago, and we've been watching it grow ever since. We started with about 100 bikes, and this year we're expecting more than 1,500 bikes to ride out," said Troy Gentry. "It's an honor to be involved with such an incredible mix of people and artists who are willing to donate their time and money to the Fund."
More news for Montgomery Gentry
CD reviews for Montgomery Gentry
Country music had an especially dark day on Sept. 8, 2017, when the world lost the voices of both Don Williams and Troy Gentry. One was an established legend, and the other was working on it. Gentry was only 50 years-old at the time of his fatal helicopter crash, but he had accomplished much: the longstanding partnership with Eddie Montgomery had yielded five number one singles, and dozens of other hits. 2018's "Here's To You" release was completed at the time of the tragedy. ...
It's impossible to listen to Montgomery Gentry's "Here's to You," without also feeling sad that it's the last studio album featuring Troy Gentry, who died in a helicopter crash. When they sing, "Here's to the ones who ain't in here tonight" during "Needing a Beer" and then go on to praise fireman and cops for being elsewhere fighting crime, you may be struck by the fact that Gentry also "ain't in here tonight. ...
Where once Garth Brooks was criticized for not being country enough, today we have hip hop artists making cameos and artists like Sam Hunt topping the country charts with EDM songs. With no release since 2011's "Rebels on the Run," we see Montgomery Gentry return to a radically different country music scene than the one they were a part of at the turn of the century. Bro country has enjoyed a large amount of success in recent years, and it is arguable that this duo is one of the ...