May 19, 2009 — Montgomery Gentry makes a pretty good living performing its rough-housing brand of country music around the U.S. They've also made an effort to bring in bucks for others of late with a charity bike ride for the Make A Wish Foundation and a new CD that aims to subsidize wounded war veterans.
The motorcycle ride took place Sunday as Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry were joined by Halfway To Hazard, "One In Every Crowd" songwriter Ira Dean and more than 100 fellow cyclists for the opening of a Harley Davidson facility in Columbia, Tenn. The group rode to the shop from the Harley outlet in Franklin, Tenn., raising $8,000 for Make A Wish and Camp Horsin' Around.
The duo has also teamed with Cracker Barrel to release For Our Heroes, a 12-track CD that earmarks money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Available at Cracker Barrel stores beginning Memorial Day, the album features five son gs that have had limited previous release, including "One Of These Days," which has never been on an album before.
"We think it's important to support the soldiers, the men and women who fight for us every day so that we can live in the freedom of this great country, the United States of America," Troy and Eddie said in a joint statement.
Montgomery Gentry appears on the Tuesday edition of the Grand Ole Opry this week with Luke Bryan, Eddy Raven, Bill Anderson, the Grascals and Little Jimmy Dickens. They'll also be featured on this weekend's installment of GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown, premiering Friday at 8 p.m. ET.