Montgomery Gentry Talk Battling, Beating Cancer
The Montgomery Gentry guys are, sadly, no strangers to cancer. But their experiences with the disease have made both Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry proponents of regular checkups to aid in early detection.
"Early detection [has a] 100 percent cure rate, so that's the key," says Gentry, whose wife Angie was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She's currently undergoing chemo, and her prognosis looks good, but Gentry tells The Boot that, no matter the stage, a cancer diagnosis is a lot to handle.
"It's devastating just to hear the word cancer," he says, "but with today's technologies, medicines, all that, and having the support of people who have defeated cancer, it's great to have in your corner."
Montgomery was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010. He beat the disease, and he says that's partly because doctors found it early.
"Hopefully one of these days, we'll find that antidote, and we won't ever have to mention it again," he says. "I found it very, very early, and I'm 100 percent clean, green, rockin'."
"I know when we heard ['Headlights'] for the first time, I looked at T ... and I went, 'That's it right there,'" Montgomery says of the new tune. "That's who we are, and that's what we are. The production might be a little bit different, but it's still ... the same theme that we've always been."
Adds Gentry, "It's still the Montgomery Gentry signature sound to it."
Montgomery Gentry, who signed with Blaster Records earlier this year, are preparing a new album for release in early 2015.