Montgomery Gentry Trading Vodka for Vitamins
Montgomery Gentry -- the award-winning duo of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry -- were once known as much for their rough and rowdy ways as they were for their hit music. Singing songs like 'Hell Yeah' and 'Cold One Comin' On,' the pair made no secret of their love for having a good time both on and off the road. But now it seems the rock 'n roll lifestyle might finally be catching up with the boys.
"In the words of Hank [Williams, Jr.], 'the hangovers hurt more than they used to,'" Troy admits [quote via Country Music Is Love]. "I'm not quite the partier I used to be. I got protein powders and supplements and vitamins and everything sitting around. I've swapped the vodka and the wine out for vitamins and supplements these days. Got a bunch of the colorings and pictures from my little girl -- all of her little art work she does when she's out on the bus -- hung up on the refrigerators and on the windows and everything. It's more like home than it is the local neighborhood bar and pub."
"Yeah, we don't run quite as hard as we used to," adds Eddie. "It takes too many days to get over it."
Eddie and Troy spent part of their summer with Heidi Newfield, James Otto, Jamey Johnson and several other acts on the Country Throwdown tour, where Troy says his idea of a good time was catching other performances and playing late-night jam sessions.
Getting ready for a busy fall, the guys are planning on building a playground in their home state of Kentucky, as recipients of the 2010 Academy of Country Music/Hope Depot Humanitarian Award, in recognition of their ongoing charitable contributions. They will also spend a lot of time on the road, supporting their new CD, 'Gravel Road,' which will hit stores in September. Click here for tour dates.