It's a bad day for country music. Half of the award winning Lexington, Kentucky duo Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry, has passed away at age 50 after a helicopter crash in New Jersey. The accident happened at the Flying W Airport in Medford, N.J.around 1:00 today. Montgomery Gentry were scheduled to perform at a concert at the airport tonight, but the show was canceled after news of the crash, and before the identity of the passengers was released.

The band confirmed the death on Twitter

Earlier today Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Williams also passed away at age 78.