By Annie Reuter

Montgomery Gentry‘s Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry have both dealt with cancer close to home; while Montgomery was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010 and beat it, Gentry’s wife is currently undergoing chemo for breast cancer.

“Early detection [has a] 100 percent cure rate, so that’s the key,” Gentry told The Boot after his wife Angie was diagnosed with breast cancer. “It’s devastating just to hear the word cancer but with today’s technologies, medicines, all that, and having the support of people who have defeated cancer, it’s great to have in your corner.”

Meanwhile, Montgomery beat cancer, but he agreed with Gentry’s sentiment on how early detection is key.

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“Hopefully one of these days, we’ll find that antidote, and we won’t ever have to mention it again,” he said. “I found it very, very early, and I’m 100 percent clean, green, rockin’.”

The duo helped to promote breast cancer awareness and raised money last month through GhostTunes. The band’s bundle included their latest single “Headlights” as well as a t-shirt that read “Check Your Headlights” with a vintage pink Cadillac. All the proceeds went to American Cancer Society initiative Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Montgomery Gentry’s last album, Rebels on the Run, hit stores in 2011. Their next album is scheduled for next year.

 

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