The world of country music came together to honor the late Troy Gentry with a benefit concert at the Grand Ole Opry January 9, 2019. Gentry died suddenly in a tragic helicopter accident in September 2017. The event was called C’Ya on the Flipside. Funds raised will be used to support the goals of the Troy Gentry Foundation, providing financial support to organizations that aid in cancer research, assist military families and families in need, and help provide music education to future generations.
Established by Troy Gentry’s wife, Angie Gentry, the star-studded sold-out event raised over $300,000 to benefit The Opry Trust Fund, T.J. Martell, Make-A-Wish, The Journey Home Project and music education in Kentucky schools. Fans can continue to bid on one-of-a-kind items in an online auction benefitting The Troy Gentry Foundation here. The auction will end Monday, January 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.
Blake Shelton hosted the event with performances by Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Eddie Montgomery, and more.
To learn more about the Troy Gentry Foundation, visit their website.
As the C’Ya on the Flipside benefit concert brought country music greats together to remember Troy and raise funds for charities he supported, Troy’s wife Angie shared with People magazine that Troy’s bones, tissue and corneas were viable candidates to be donated.
“I don’t know why anybody wouldn’t want to make a donation because what’s it going to hurt?” says Gentry, whose sister is a kidney transplant recipient to People Magazine. “And it’s going to help somebody.”