Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry killed in NJ helicopter crash

Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry perform during 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis at Bridgestone Arena on February 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Outback Concerts)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –  Troy Gentry of the country duo Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey, Friday.

It happened around 1 p.m.

The duo was scheduled to perform at the Flying W Airport & Resort Friday night. The show was cancelled before news of Gentry’s death broke.

Details surrounding the crash were not immediately known.

According to the duo’s Twitter account, the 50-year-old’s family “acknowledges the kind thoughts and prayers.” They’re asking for privacy.

Montgomery Gentry is known for their hit songs “Our Town,” “Something to be Proud of,” and “Hell Yeah.”