(NBC) - Country singer Troy Gentry was killed on Friday when a helicopter he was in crashed in New Jersey.
Along with Eddie Montgomery, the 50-year-old singer and guitarist formed the duo Montgomery Gentry.
They were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.
The duo released their first album in 1999 and had a string of hits on the country charts including “Roll with me” and “If you ever stop loving me”.
Gentry was from Lexington Kentucky and the group was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Troy Gentry leaves behind a wife and two daughters.
The fatal crash happened hours before Gentry was set to play at a concert.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.