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Kentucky paid tribute to late country music singer and Lexington native Troy Gentry in multiple ways during Saturday's home opener against Eastern Kentucky.
Gentry, 50, of the award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry, died Friday in a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey. Authorities said the duo had been scheduled to perform at a resort housed at the Flying W Airport.
A moment of silence for Gentry was held before the national anthem, which featured a football field-sized American flag.
Walker Montgomery, a nephew of Gentry's singing partner, Eddie Montgomery, proceeded with his scheduled pregame concert outside Kroger Field and dedicated the performance to Gentry. During a second-quarter timeout Montgomery, a Kentucky student, thanked the crowd for their support before one of the duo's songs played.