Webster, MA- Indian Ranch announced that Montgomery Gentry will return to Webster, MA on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Tickets available at www.indianranch.com.
From Hillbilly Shoes to Headlights, Montgomery Gentry has become one of the most identifiable duos in the history of country music - as much for their outlaw-meets-gentleman sensibilities, their yin and yang personalities and their intensely energetic live performances as that balance of voices that gives their brand of country an edge or their version of Southern Rock a softer place to fall. This chemistry has been reacting for over 15 years. After all these years, Montgomery Gentry continues to draw door-busting crowds into their concerts and release albums that stay true to the Kentucky country music movement they helped define.
That doesn't mean that the duo has an “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” attitude or has become complacent. That isn't the case at all. Once again, the duo has been working with Michael Knox (Rebels On The Run), and they have collectively embraced the ever-changing environment of country music while remaining true to their signature sound. However, that's what Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry have always done, and that practice has positioned them as trailblazers for contemporary country. A modest Troy scoffs at the notion, but says, “We're going to continue to do the same music that we always have, and if that puts us in that leadership role, then so be it. I definitely want to be the one on the front end and not trying to copy something else that's already been done.”
Since breaking into the format in 1999, Montgomery Gentry has been a representative of the workingman, releasing blue-collar anthems for what Eddie calls, “the good, the bad, the ugly and the party on the weekend.” But the songs are about more than just factory workers who like to blow-off a little steam. They dig deeper. They’re about passion: for doing a good job, for working hard and playing harder, for being an honorable person, for loving your God, your country, your family and your life.
Despite their success, Eddie and Troy remain close to the folks like them—not just family and friends, but their family of fans. In fact, they feel a responsibility to those who have elevated their career to the level where they have earned ACM and CMA Awards, and sold several million albums and been honored with memberships into the Grand Ole Opry and, in April 2015, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
Montgomery Gentry have had fourteen Top 10 singles, including five No. 1s, Something To Be Proud Of, If You Ever Stop Loving Me, Lucky Man, Back When I Knew It All and Roll With Me.
Deep down, they haven’t changed in holding the things that are most important to them at the forefront of their focus, but looking back Troy admits, they have undergone some transformation. “Every now and then it feels like it’s just been a few days ago, a few weeks ago since we got started; but looking back through photographs and listening to the older albums and stuff, you can definitely feel some maturing and some distance in between the club days and where we are now.” Eddie continues, “We’re still who we are at the roots. I reckon, hopefully, you let it branch out a little bit and you learn. You live and learn, so that’s what we’ve tried to do.”
Indian Ranch offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the ability to see the stage from anywhere in the audience. Tickets are already on sale for The Marshall Tucker Band on June 25, The Mavericks on July 16, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on July 23, Josh Turner on July 30, Phil Vassar on August 6, Dwight Yoakam on August 13 and the Charlie Daniels Band on September 9. Additional shows for the 2017 season will be announced soon.
Tickets for Montgomery Gentry on September 17, 2017 at Indian Ranch. Gates open at 12:00 P.M. showtime is 2:00 P.M. Tickets are available online at www.IndianRanch.com, by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) or at the Indian Ranch Box Office. The Indian Ranch Box Office is currently open Wednesday’s and Saturday’s from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. All events are rain or shine. No refunds. Indian Ranch is located at 200 Gore Road in Webster, MA outside of Worcester and less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Providence, Hartford and Springfield. For more information, visit www.indianranch.com.