Montgomery Gentry Biography
Montgomery Gentry is a country music duo, founded in the 1990s, consisting of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry. Eddie Montgomery is the older brother of John Michael Montgomery. Some sources say that Troy Gentry is the son of Bobbie Gentry, which is untrue. Troy's parents are Lloyd and Pat Gentry. Bobbie Gentry's real name is Roberta Lee Streeter, and she took her stage name from a 1952 movie entitled "Ruby Gentry." Eddie, Troy, and John were in a band called Early Tymz. Eddie and Troy continued to perform after John left to pursue a solo career. The duo went through several name changes before they decided to call themselves Montgomery Gentry. Eddie Montgomery is bald and therefore always wears a hat. Eddie also has a habit of twirling his microphone on stage.
In August of 2006, Gentry was indicted for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act by falsely tagging a tame black bear named "Cubby" as being killed in the wild. According to the charges, Gentry shot the bear in an enclosed pen with a bow and arrow, then arranged for the doctoring of a videotape of the "wild" kill. The crime carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a twenty thousand dollar fine.