Montgomery Gentry headlines concert for tornado relief

By Hannah Wilson

Country music stars Montgomery Gentry and hometown sweetheart Laura Bell Bundy performed at a benefit concert for tornado victims at Buster’s Billiards and Backroom Wednesday evening.

“98.1 The Bull arranged this concert with Montgomery Gentry, after Eddie Montgomery said he wanted to do something to give back to the tornado victims,” said Buster’s owner Clark Case. “98.1 The Bull and Montgomery chose Buster’s for the concert because they felt they could have a packed, sold-out crowd.”

Buster’s was a great place for the concert, with wide open space and great sound quality. Some of the friendly and excited fans said they had been looking forward to the concert all day.

Selena Linndon, a school teacher from Stanton, Ky., was there celebrating her 40th birthday. She had family members impacted by the tornadoes.

“I feel like it’s a great way to give back to the communities that were affected and the money is going to a great cause,” Linndon said. “Plus I love Montgomery Gentry.”

A lot of people that were there were happy and excited to see hometown super-stars giving back to their community.

“We were devastated to hear of the destruction that went through Kentucky,” said Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry in a release prior to the concert. “We are honored to help out and look forward to a big hometown party and raising much needed funds for these communities that need it.”

“We’ve been trying to organize something for a while so we’re real glad this worked out with The Bull. This is our home and we want to do everything we can to help,” Montgomery said.

During the concert Bundy gave a special shout out to UK basketball player Anthony Davis and men’s basketball head coach John Calipari.

“During the Sweet 16 and the Final Four I was rocking my Anthony Davis unibrow,” Bundy said to the crowd. She also dedicated the song Love the Way You Make Me Feel to Calipari and the team.

The sold-out crowd clearly had a blast at the concert, singing along with the artists and dancing the entire show.

Montgomery Gentry sang all of their radio hits that made them famous including My Town, What Do Ya Think about That, Something To Be Proud Of, Roll With Me and their newest hit Where I Come From.