Eddie Montgomery is hitting the road with Montgomery Gentry for the first time since the death of his partner, Troy Gentry, and he recently sat down with Taste of Country to discuss how he and the band will move forward after their loss.
Gentry died on Sept. 8, 2017, in a helicopter crash prior to a planned Montgomery Gentry show, and his partner took the rest of the year off to mourn and to figure out his next move. Montgomery decided to move forward with the promotional tour in support of Here’s to You, the duo’s final album, which they completed just days before Gentry was killed. After pondering how to replace Gentry’s vocal presence for the live shows, Montgomery tells us the answer was right in front of him all along
I tell my sisters: ” Let us not love in words let us love until it hurts. It hurts Jesus to love us: he died for us. And today it is your turn and my turn to love one another Jesus loved us. Do not be afraid to say yes to Jesus.”
Faithfulness to the little things will help us to grow in love. We have all been given a lighted lamp and it is for us to keep it burning We can keep it burning only if we keep on pouring oil inside. That oil comes from our acts of love.
When someone tells me that the sisters have not started any big work, that they are quietly doing small things, I say that even if they helped one person, that was enough. Jesus would have died for one person, for one sinner.