The mother of Hunter Montgomery reflects on her son’s friendship with Craig Morgan’s son, Jerry Greer Facebook/Tracy Montgomery-Nunan
Facebook/Tracy Montgomery-Nunan

They had their whole lives ahead of them. They were young, they were ambitious and they were living life with a passion that made their parents proud. Combined with the fact that both of their dads were country music superstars just added to the magic that was their lives.

As their dads would play on the stage, these two young men would play on the lawn of the arena, singing all of the songs and hanging with their friends — with their whole lives ahead of them.

And then the fairy tale ended.

Hunter Montgomery, son of Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery, died in September of 2015. Jerry Greer, son of country star Craig Morgan, died 10 months later.

They were both just 19 years old.

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As both families have been thrust intro grief, Hunter’s mother, Tracy Montgomery-Nunan, headed to her Facebook page to reminisce about the two boys-turned-fast friends.

“When Hunter Montgomery, Jerry Greer and Wyatt Greer were out on the road with their dads, Hunter thought so much of Wyatt and Jerry,” she wrote. “They would text and talk on the phone after a road trip. Now Hunter and Jerry are together in Heaven and I’m sure they are having a blast as they did when they were out on the road together. God Bless Craig, Karen, Wyatt and the rest of the family. Gone but will always be in our hearts forever. Gone way too young. Love and miss you Hunter. Take care of your friend. Watch over us. Have fun boys. Until we see you on the other side.”

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For now, Tracy tells Rare Country that she clutches this bible verse to her heart to make it through. “Psalms 34:18 says, ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’”


We send our condolences to both of these families, who continue to walk along a journey of grief, sadness and hope.

God now has two more amazing angels.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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