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Lady Antebellum closed out the North American leg of their “You Look Good World Tour” in Nashville September 9. The city was still reeling from the twin losses of Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Williams and Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry on September 8, and Lady A’s Hillary Scott acknowledged their passing during the show.


@ladyantebellum remembers Don Williams and @montgomerygentry 's Troy Gentry. Tough week for country music.

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She told the crowd, “[It’s] a sad week for country music, and especially Nashville with the passing of Don Williams and Troy Gentry. We just want to say formally how much they’ve impacted us as artists, and how much we’re going to miss them, but we’re so thankful that their music lives on forever. Our prayers and thoughts are with their family and with everyone who loves them to this day.”

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With that, Lady A’s Charles Kelley started singing a few snippets of Don and Troy’s biggest hits, including Don’s “Tulsa Time” and “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” as well as a bit of Montgomery Gentry’s “Where I Come From.”

Charles added, “I’m telling you, man, that’s the music we grew up on.”

Appropriately, Lady A then went into a simple and chilling performance of Hillary’s inspirational song, “Thy Will,” from the albums she released with her family last year.

Here’s a clip of “Thy Will” from one of Lady A’s shows earlier this summer in North Carolina.

Remembering country music’s Troy Gentry

Lady Antebellum sends a sweet tribute out to Troy Gentry and Don Williams Instagram/@ladyantebellum/John Shearer
Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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