Photo: Kristin Barlowe
Montgomery Gentry’s journey into the front ranks of American music was one of the most gratifying sagas of the past decade. Their road to gold and platinum albums, CMA and ACM awards, and a Grammy nomination has been paved both with musical integrity and an abiding respect for the people and the genre they represented.
Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry created one of Country Music’s most impressive legacies. They released more than 22 charted singles, with anthems like “My Town” and “Hell Yeah” becoming indelible parts of the honky-tonk landscape. They hit the top of the singles charts five times, with “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something To Be Proud Of”, “Lucky Man”, “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me”. Just off of a top ten hit with “Where I Come From”, they released their second single, “So Called Life” off of their Rebels on the Run CD (Average Joe’s Entertainment).
When not on the road, Eddie Montgomery is an avid griller — and a Big Green Egg owner! Turn up the music and try one of his favorites — Jim Beam Hamburgers. They are … Something To Be Proud Of!
Set up the EGG for direct grilling at 375°F/190°C. Using your hands, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mixing just to combine. Divide meat into 4 portions and form each into patty using your hands. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes on both sides for medium-rare to medium doneness. If desired, place buns, cut side down on the grill, until toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve burgers on buns.