Celebrity Parents Troy Gentry's Widow and Daughter Walk the CMAs Red Carpet in His Honor Two months after the Montgomery Gentry star's helicopter crash, his widow Angie and 15-year-old daughter Kaylee attended the CMAs in his honor By Janine Rubenstein Janine Rubenstein Instagram Twitter Janine Rubenstein is Editor-at-Large at PEOPLE and host of PEOPLE Every Day podcast, a daily dose of breaking news, pop culture and heartwarming human interest stories. Formerly Senior Editor of music content, she's also covered crime, human interest and television news throughout her many years with the brand. Prior to PEOPLE she's written for Essence, The Cape Times newspaper and Los Angeles Magazine among others. On-screen Rubenstein can be found featured on shows like Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight and she routinely hosts PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's star-studded Red Carpet Live specials. Follow the San Francisco native, Black Barbie collector and proud mom of two on Instagram and Twitter @janinerube People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 8, 2017 08:05 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Troy Gentry made a promise to his daughter Kaylee, and his wife Angie just kept it. Two months after the Montgomery Gentry singer died in a helicopter crash, widow Angie Gentry and their 15-year-old daughter Kaylee stepped out on to the red carpet to attend the 2017 CMA Awards Wednesday night in his honor. The mother-daughter pair posed for pictures as they made their way down the carpet, with Angie wearing a plum-colored gown and her mini-me opting for a royal blue number with a white clutch. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP It was supposed to be a moment shared with Gentry, who had promised to escort Kaylee to her first awards show this year. Married to Gentry for nearly 20 years, Angie is also a breast cancer survivor, having undergone chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery before being cleared by doctors in 2015. A devoted family man, Gentry was just 50 when he died following an impromptu helicopter ride ahead of a performance at The Flying W Airport and Resort in Medford, New Jersey, leaving behind Angie, Kaylee, his daughter Taylor from a previous relationship, and longtime bandmate Eddie Montgomery. Frederick Breedon IV/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum RELATED VIDEO: Eddie Montgomery Faces the Future in Grief at Troy Gentry’s Memorial Gentry was laid to rest after a star-studded memorial at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, where Montgomery paid his respects to his singing partner of 30 years, serving as a pallbearer. In February 2018, Montgomery Gentry’s new album Here’s To You will be released, featuring songs the duo recorded earlier this year.