After signing with Blaster Records this year, country super duo Montgomery Gentry released their new single “Headlights,” which is quickly climbing the radio and sales charts. The husbands and fathers to two daughters each wanted to do something special to honor the women in their lives. They launched the “Check Your Headlights” campaign with GhostTunes, benefitting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and the Opry members signed on to perform at the sixth annual Opry Goes Pink concert at the end of this month.
Days after setting these plans in motion, Troy suffered the worst possible scenario as his wife of fifteen years, Angie, was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer on September 24. The cause suddenly became that much more personal as they are now fighting the disease alongside the nearly quarter-million women newly diagnosed this year.
Troy Gentry posted the following statement this evening:
“As you know, we launched this “Check Your Headlights” campaign for breast cancer awareness in early October. What you didn’t know is that right before we launched, my beautiful Angie got a diagnosis from her doctor that has rocked our world a bit over the last few weeks. She has breast cancer - and we wanted you to hear it from us first. She is currently going through chemo treatments and her prognosis is very good. We’d love for you to keep her in your prayers over the next few months.
Angie’s diagnosis currently has her undergoing chemotherapy treatments with a surgery planned in the spring. The doctors share that her prognosis is good and their family is rallying to support Angie and Troy during this very difficult time.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 22:06
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What do you get when you take one of country music's most successful duos, add a new hit song, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the female anatomy, and a philanthropic focus? Montgomery Gentry's "Check Your Headlights" bundle on new digital music service GhostTunes.com.
The exclusive bundle includes the band's current hit single, "Headlights," plus a fun "Check Your Headlights" t-shirt for $19.99, including shipping. All profits from the campaign will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an American Cancer Society initiative.
"It was just a no-brainer to put this bundle together to help bring awareness and help raise some money for a great cause through the American Cancer Society," Troy Gentry said about the effort. "Being married and having two daughters, breast cancer is something that's always in the back of your mind."
The idea for the bundle came while the duo was in the studio with producer Michael Knox, working on their new album, due out early next year. "The song 'Headlights' automatically jumped out at us as a single," Gentry said. "We were sitting around the table and talking about the different things that come to mind when you hear the word 'headlights.' Someone said, 'Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This could be the perfect opportunity to put the song to use to raise awareness for a great cause.'"
The band approached new digital music service GhostTunes with the idea for the campaign at what turned out to be the perfect time. "We were already planning on launching our philanthropic program, although we didn't have it quite up and running yet," said GhostTunes CEO Randy Bernard. "We're honored to partner with Montgomery Gentry to introduce the 'GhostTunes GivesBack' philanthropic program that uses the power of music to make the world a better place."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 23:47
GhostTunes Introduces Exclusive New “Check Your Headlights” Bundle from Montgomery Gentry Raising Proceeds for Breast Cancer Research
Bundle Launches ‘GhostTunes GivesBack’ Program,
Supporting Artists' Charitable Efforts
GhostTunes, a new digital music platform, today announced an exclusive bundle offered by country duo Montgomery Gentry to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The $19.99 bundle includes the duo’s new hit single, “Headlights,” and a “Check Your Headlights” t-shirt. All the profits from the bundle sales will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an American Cancer Society initiative.
“As someone lucky to be both a husband and father to two incredible girls, I believe it’s so important to raise awareness about breast cancer education and raise funds to help find a cure,” shared Troy Gentry.
“Given my own personal battle with cancer and our blessed lives as husbands and fathers, Troy and I are always looking for ways to give back,” stated Eddie Montgomery. “We hope our fans will have fun with this exclusive ‘Check Your Headlights’ bundle on GhostTunes and help make a difference.”
Since 1999, country music super-duo Montgomery Gentry has released seven studio albums that include hit songs such as “If You Ever Stop Loving Me”, “Something to Be Proud Of” and “Roll with Me.” In November 2010, Montgomery announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer; the cancer was removed one month later and he has been cancer-free ever since.
Montgomery Gentry is celebrating the release of their brand new single, “Headlights.” The duo’s first new music since 2011, the track is a late-night, back-road party anthem, written by hit songwriters Wendell Mobley, Bob DiPiero and Tony Martin. The song is the lead single from their upcoming album, produced by Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Thomas Rhett, ABC's “Nashville”) and set to release in early 2015 on Blaster Records.
“We’re honored to partner with Montgomery Gentry to leverage the GhostTunes music platform that invites artists to creatively bundle their music any way they dream – combined with multiple albums, merchandise, concert tickets or anything at all,” said Randy Bernard, CEO of GhostTunes. “The new Montgomery Gentry ‘Check Your Headlights’ charity bundle also introduces the ‘GhostTunes GivesBack’ philanthropic program that uses the power of music to make the world a better place.”
The GhostTunes team believes in the ability of music to change lives, and created the GhostTunes GivesBack program for any artist who wants to leverage their ability to educate and raise awareness for their own personal passions and missions. The program will be partnering with artists on a regular basis to introduce additional bundles that use music to make movements that can change the world.
GhostTunes focuses on providing the best music experience for both artists and the fans who love their music. Fans are able to listen to their music immediately upon purchase from the GhostTunes platform, without having to download the content to their device. Fans also can download their purchased content to play with the audio player of their choice on a phone, tablet or computer. Click here to purchase!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 17:08