Montgomery Gentry recently took an animated form as characters in “Nancy,” one of the most beloved comics of all time. The duo’s June 23rd induction to the legendary Grand Ole Opry became inspiration for an episode of the internationally syndicated comic strip.
Upon seeing his cartoon alter-ego in print, Troy Gentry said, “What a nice surprise in my Sunday paper! I think we might have made Nancy’s aunt’s shirt once, but to be the subject and for them to include our Opry induction is very cool. And I’ve always wondered what I’d look like as a cartoon. Very flattering.”
And just in case you missed this subtle nod to GAC, check out the T-shirt on Nancy’s Aunt Fritzi featured in the September 30th episode of the cartoon…
Famous for its gentle humor and childlike innocence, the strip was created by Ernie Bushmiller in the 1930s, and since 1995, it’s been drawn and written in Bushmiller’s classic style by brothers Guy and Brad Gilchrist, the award-winning cartooning team behind The Muppets Comic Strip. At present, “Nancy,” with more than 70 million regular readers, may be viewed in more than 350 U.S. newspapers and on www.comics.com, as well as in publications in some 80 countries.
Outside the Sunday funnies, Montgomery Gentry is making headlines of their own as their latest single, “Long Line Of Losers,” just cracked the Billboard Top 25 and continues to climb up the country charts. The current single is the fourth from their album, Back When I Knew It All, which also yielded the # 1 hits “Roll With Me” and “Back When I Knew It All,” and the Top 5 hit, “One In Every Crowd.”