Montgomery Gentry to Release New ‘Rebels on the Run’ Album on October 4
After a year filled with many ups and downs in their personal and professional lives, Montgomery Gentry‘s Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are excited to announce the release of their new album on Average Joe’s Entertainment. ‘Rebels on the Run,’ the 11-song compilation, is set to hit shelves on Tuesday, October 4.
“In a lot of ways the past year has been has been nothing but hell,” says Montgomery, whose life was turned upside down last year when he found out he had prostate cancer, which is thankfully now in remission. That was followed by Montgomery being served with divorce papers after more than 20 years of marriage. “Man, without T-Roy and my family, this music, our fans and the Man upstairs, I don’t know how I would’ve gotten through it.”
“I don’t know if we would have made the same album if we hadn’t been through everything we’ve been through in the last year,” adds Gentry. “We’ve always tried to record songs about things we’ve lived or seen, but the depth of all of those experiences really comes out in this album.”
‘Rebels on the Run’ marks the duo’s seventh studio album and the first with new label home, Average Joe’s Entertainment. The duo worked with record producer Michael Knox on the new collection of songs. Knox is best known for his work with Jason Aldean, and more recently, Trace Adkins and Josh Thompson‘s first album.
“They had gotten away from the music that made people fall in love with them in the beginning,” says Tom Baldrica, President of Average Joe’s Entertainment. “Eddie and Troy know their audience better than anyone, because they are their audience. That made it easy for them figure out what kind of songs they wanted on this album. They have also developed incredible relationships with the best songwriters in the business, which in turn helped them get the absolute best songs.”
Many familiar names are found throughout the songwriting credits on the record, including Jim Collins, Ira Dean, Wendell Mobley, David Lee Murphy, Rivers Rutherford, and Neil Thrasher. The album’s first single, ‘Where I Come From,’ was penned by Peach Picker Dallas Davidson and Rodney Clawson. It is spinning on radio now.