Montgomery Gentry to Perform Free Father’s Day Show
Montomgery Gentry‘s Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry want to encourage men to have regular screenings for prostate cancer, a cause that hit painfully close to them when Eddie was diagnosed with the disease last year. The duo will take their message to thousands of men at once, when they perform a free concert at the Atlanta Braves‘ Turner Field on Father’s Day (June 19). The show is part of the Major League Baseball’s initiative to promote prostate cancer awareness, advocacy and prevention all across the league.
“I want to make sure that every guy out there goes and gets checked,” Eddie says on the Braves’ website. “Do it for your kids, do it for you, just go! The reason I had such a great outcome was because they caught it early. I urge all the men out there to not put off a check-up.”
“Being a father is truly ‘Something to Be Proud Of,’” Troy adds. “I love my girls so much and I plan to be around for a long time to see them grow up. Right after Eddie was diagnosed, I went to the doctor. I was putting it off, but not anymore. Men everywhere need to make sure they stay healthy for their kids.”
Eddie, who is now happily cancer-free, continues to make music with his partner. They’re putting the finishing touches on a new album for their new label home, Average Joe Records. Eddie and Troy will spend most of the summer on the road, including shows in Minnesota, Ohio and a couple dates in Canada. See their concert schedule here.
Montgomery Gentry’s Fathers Day concert in Atlanta will occur right after the Braves take on the Texas Rangers at 1:35 PM ET. Prostate cancer survivors will receive a free ticket to the game, plus a t-shirt and the opportunity to participate in a special pre-game ceremony. Family and friends of prostate cancer survivors can get a reduced ticket price of $14. Purchase tickets here.