It wasn't long ago that Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery, who was at the ACM festivities last weekend along with Troy Gentry taking part in Blake Shelton's NRA Celebrity Shoot, shared with fans that he was battling prostate cancer. Last December, a successful surgery removed all traces of the disease, and his bandmate, Gentry, has now come forward to share his thoughts about what his friend has recently gone through.

"He’s bounced back really well, and I missed him over the winter and everything else ... but we’ve been able to get back out on the road and spend some time together and catch up." Gentry tells Nashville blogger Ashley Mann. "We’ve had a lot of fun here, and the last several shows we’ve done and in the studio again cutting a new album and everything."

Shortly after his diagnosis, Montgomery vowed he would not cancel the guys' trip to entertain the troops in Okinawa and Korea, telling Gentry that he’d only be "down" for a few weeks, and he was right -- the trip went on as planned.

Gentry says, "We’ve been having a really good time hanging out together again, so I’m glad to see he’s back to health and look forward to spending the summer with him."

Montgomery Gentry are being inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame today (April 7), and their next tour stop will be in Cherokee, N.C. on Apr. 17.