Montgomery Gentry song 'Better Me' debuts at Troy Gentry's funeral

The song was premiered at Troy Gentry's funeral Thursday.

— -- To bid a final farewell to deceased country singer Troy Gentry, the other half of his duo, Eddie Montgomery, has released a new song from their forthcoming album, called "Better Me."

"Better Me" is the first track from the duo's new album, set for release in 2018.

In the song, Gentry reflects on the duo's wild reputation.

"I’ve turned the page on wilder days, I’m writing all this down hoping you see," the late singer croons. “I ain’t sayin’ I’m perfect, but I’m working on a better me.”

Gentry and Montgomery, both 53, are natives of Kentucky. They became a duo in 1999, releasing their debut album, "Tattoos & Scars." Ten years later, the duo was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

Gentry is survived by his wife Angie, their 14-year-old daughter Kaylee, and his older daughter Taylor, from a previous marriage.