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You can really hear God at work in listening to Troy Gentry’s final song. 

The Montgomery Gentry singer lived his life loving God, his family and his friends and fans before his died suddenly in a helicopter crash on September 8. As his church pastor said at his Sept. 14 memorial service, Troy never claimed to be perfect, but he always strived to become a better version of himself. 




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That’s what the new Montgomery Gentry song, “Better Me,” is all about. Troy finished recording the song shortly before his death. At the time he sang it, “Better Me” captured the work Troy was doing in his own life to grow closer to God and be a good husband to his wife, Angie, and a good dad to his two children.

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Troy and Angie were members of Brentwood Baptist Church, which is located just south of Nashville. As we learned from the kind words his friends shared at the memorial, Troy had been involved with a weekly men’s group led by his church pastor. As they studied the Bible and supported each other in their walk, Troy truly lived out the lyrics to “Better Me.” 

Now that he’s gone, “Better Me” stands as a testament to a life well lived. There wasn’t a dry eye in the Grand Ole Opry House when it was played at the end of his memorial service, either.

We have a feeling this song is going to inspire so many people to take a look at their life and realize how little time we may have with our friends and family. Listening to the testimony of Troy’s friends during his funeral, it was clear he was seeking for God to use his life. It looks like God is answering that prayer in this song. 

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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