Montgomery Gentry, Maya Angelou: strange bedfellows perform together
Thursday, May 24, 2007
– Chances are very high that when the music of Montgomery Gentry comes to mind, the poetry of Maya Angelou does not. But the two managed to perform together this week in Tennessee at Angelou's behest.
Angelou invited the duo to open her appearance this week at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center by performing their hit, "Some People Change," with the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
"To meet someone as inspiring as Dr. Angelou and to hear her in this kind of setting has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life," said Troy Gentry.
"She is absolutely an amazing lady," added Eddie Montgomery.
Angelou first met Montgomery Gentry when she interviewed them for "Oprah & Friends" on XM Satellite Radio earlier this year. Following Monday's performance, Angelou confessed to owning all of the duo's CDs and then said, "When I listen to Montgomery Gentry, they are young men I could claim as my sons."
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