Still Hard To Believe

Still Hard To Believe

Still Hard To Believe

Friday was not a good day. The news that Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash came right on the heels of the news that Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams had succumbed to emphysema. Not the way we expected the day to be. Both left their mark on the music we love, in rather different ways. Williams was nicknamed “The Gentle Giant”, and delivered his concerts from a stool, with no fanfare, pyrotechnics, or other effects. Montgomery Gentry was all energy on stage, delivering their trademark hits like “Hell Yeah” and “My Town” with power and excitement. I’ll leave it up top you to decide which you prefer, but for me, it always comes back to the music. Both Williams and Gentry gave everything they had to the music. You could tell. Whether it was one of Williams’ classic ballads, or a hard-charging anthem from Montgomery Gentry, it was all about the music. About the song. Don Williams made it to the Hall of Fame. The pinnacle. Who knows if Montgomery Gentry would’ve achieved that goal. They still might. But, if they don’t, the duo had this moment, which for some, is just as good. RIP Don Williams, and RIP Troy Gentry. Thank the Lord we have your music.

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