Troy Gentry to be honored during art exhibit

Nashville recording artists Halfway to Hazard and world-renowned comic strip artist Guy Gilchrist will pay tribute to late Troy Gentry with an art and music event Thursday.  

Gentry, who is known by many as half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, left behind a giant legacy in country music following his death in a helicopter crash in New Jersey in September 2017. 

The Tribute to Troy Gentry will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mary Hong Gallery, located at 414 Union Street in the ground floor of the Bank of America building.  

The free event is open to the public and will feature an original work by Gilchrist, which he will present to his wife and daughter in honor of Gentry.  

Currently on display is an exhibit of Gilchrist's work, called "Nancy Loves Nashville & The Muppets Take Music City," which features 18 hand-painted stringed instruments, original ink and pen drawings, comic strip panels and rare cartoon memorabilia.  

Duo Halfway to Hazard grew up right near where Montgomery Gentry got their start in Kentucky. 

"His shoes will never be filled--Troy Gentry left a indelible mark on country music," said Chad Warrix of Halfway to Hazard. "As fellow Kentuckians, we wanted to celebrate that."

Gilchrist honored Gentry before when he featured Montgomery Gentry in his comic strip "Nancy."

The exhibit will remain on display through June 30. Click here for more. 

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