Although Montgomery suffered an incredible loss when Gentry died in a helicopter crash in September of , he's continuing to tour and share new music -- what Gentry would have wanted, he says. While Montgomery Gentry have far too many hits to list, The Boot has culled together our picks for their Top Read on to see what makes the list. Written by hitmakers Rivers Rutherford, Tom Shapiro and Bob DiPiero, the song promises that any storm can be weathered as long as romance stays alive. Montgomery Gentry wrote this song together, along with Rutherford and Mark Wright. Written by Gary Nicholson and Chris Knight, the song tells the story of a man who lost, then found, love when his significant other realized she couldn't change his cowboy ways.
"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"
They began performing together in the s as part of two different bands with Montgomery's brother, John Michael Montgomery. Although Gentry won a talent contest in , he reunited with Eddie Montgomery after Gentry was unable to find a solo record deal, and Montgomery Gentry was formed in These albums produced more than twenty chart singles for the duo on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the No. Ten more of their songs reached the Top 10 on the country charts, including the No. Both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association named them Duo of the Year in , an award for which they have been nominated by both associations in every year since. In , they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. On September 8, , Gentry died in a helicopter crash in Medford , New Jersey, where the duo was scheduled to perform that evening. The helicopter pilot died at the scene and Gentry died as he was being rushed to the hospital. Montgomery Gentry released its debut single, " Hillbilly Shoes ", in early
The best Montgomery Gentry songs are a mix of rock and country, but always with an eye toward honesty. The duo possessed a gift for being able to convincingly deliver an honest song about small town roots in between rollicking numbers that always get the party started. Each of the songs on the list of the best Montgomery Gentry songs charted in the Top 10 on the country charts, and three of them claimed the No.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. The guys could wring pure emotion by weaving a lyric about the simple pleasures of home and a good woman, yet they could also turn up the tempo with a lively rocker designed to make the fan tap their toes or nod in agreement.