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'You Do Your Thing'

Country duo Montgomery Gentry is scheduled to be the opening act at the Academy of Country Music Awards show Wednesday, May 26, on CBS.

But before entertaining millions of country fans watching the award show from home, Eddie Montgomery, Troy Gentry and their band made a stop at The Saturday Early Show's Second Cup Café to perform their top-ten smash, "If You Ever Stop Loving Me."

The song, which is on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks, is the first release from Montgomery Gentry's new album, "You Do Your Thing" - their fourth CD.

The Kentucky natives have traveled the road to success both separately and together. Eddie Montgomery and his brother John Michael had music surrounding them from a young age. The Montgomery house was filled with musical equipment and the songs of Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Gentry says he and his mother sang along at home with the music of Elvis and Bruce Springsteen, and he picked up a love for George Jones, Haggard, and Hank Jr. As a teenager, Gentry was inspired by Randy Travis to make music a career.

Following their musical aspirations, the Montgomery brothers and Troy Gentry joined forces in a band called Young Country until John Michael landed a record deal. His brother joined his band and Gentry went solo, winning the national Jim Beam Talent Contest in 1994 and opening for Patty Loveless, Tracy Byrd and others.

Later, Eddie Montgomery and Gentry decided to get back together. The two were soon making music together, which caught the ears of Nashville and led to numerous albums loved by loyal fans.

Montgomery Gentry has two platinum albums and seven top-five singles to their crdeit. And not only will they be entertaining at the Academy of Country Music Awards show, they're also award nominees.

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