Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2005 Eddie Montgomery lost his footing when he stepped on a speaker cabinet during the third song in a Montgomery Gentry show in Asheville, North Carolina?

Indeed he did. After the band's 90-minute set, he had X-rays and discovered he'd broken his left wrist. Ouch!

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Eddie Montgomery.

  • He began singing in his parents' band Harold Montgomery & Kentucky River Express at the age of 5.
  • He started a group early in his career with brother John Michael Montgomery and Troy Gentry called Young Country; after disbanding following his brother's solo success, he and Troy later reunited to form their current duo, Montgomery Gentry.
  • He was invited to perform their song "Some People Change" to open a Nashville appearance by author Maya Angelou, who admired the positive message of the song.
  • Among Montgomery Gentry's honors are CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy nomination and their 2009 induction into the Grand Ole Opry.
  • He opened Eddie Montgomery's Steak House in 2009 in Harrodsburg, KY.