Eddie Montgomery talks with Forbes Magazine about the stories and life experiences that went into the making of his debut album “Ain’t No Closing Me Down.”
“Eddie Montgomery pays tribute to his late Montgomery Gentry bandmate, Troy Gentry, on his first solo album Ain’t No Closing Me Down. The 12-track project, available exclusively at Walmart via Average Joes Entertainment, was written and recorded during Covid-19 and is the first album that Montgomery Gentry’s band plays on. It’s also Montgomery’s first set of new music in two years.
Gentry died in a helicopter crash in 2017, and Montgomery says his bandmate inspired many of the songs on Ain’t No Closing Me Down and the decision to continue releasing music. The Grand Ole Opry members and Kentucky Music Hall of Famers made a promise to one another long ago to keep the Montgomery Gentry name alive.
“I told T-Roy, me and him sat down [and decided] … if anything ever happens to either one of us, we said we want the other one to keep the MG brand going,” Montgomery tells me. “We both promised each other and I’m keeping my promise.” – Eddie Montgomery via Forbes Magazine
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