Montgomery Gentry Joins the Opry
Montgomery Gentry, the duo of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, became the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry in a special ceremony at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tuesday night, June 23.
The duo was inducted by Opry members Little Jimmy Dickens and Marty Stuart before an Opry House audience including family, friends, and fans. After the two had performed hits including “My Town” and “Something to Be Proud Of,” Marty officially inducted the duo into the Opry, saying, “You guys have worked so hard for so many years. Your legacy stands right here. It is my pleasure to welcome Montgomery Gentry to the Grand Ole Opry family.” After receiving the honor, Troy told the audience, “All day I’ve been trying to conjure up the words to say what this means. But there aren’t enough words to describe what this night means to us." Eddie added in an emotional tone, “I remember sittin’ in an old junky station wagon listening to the Grand Ole Opry with my dad. He’d say, ‘It don’t matter what you do in country music, if you don’t become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, you ain’t got there yet.’ I promise you, me and T. won’t let you down.”