Montgomery Gentry Fulfill Dream at Crossroads Taping

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s impact on contemporary country music was undeniable Wednesday night (Nov. 17) when the legendary Southern rock band joined Montgomery Gentry to tape an episode of CMT Crossroads. Noting that he and partner Eddie Montgomery grew up listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s music and later made a living performing many of the band’s songs in clubs, Troy Gentry said, “This is a dream come true.” With as many as seven guitarists performing onstage at once, the two acts offered a barrage of sound while roaring through favorites such as Montgomery Gentry’s “Hillbilly Shoes” and “My Town” and Skynyrd’s “Call Me the Breeze” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” The taping took place before a packed house at the Factory in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, Tenn. The CMT Crossroads episode airs Dec. 10.