Country singer Kane Brown is mourning the loss of his longtime drummer, Kenny Dixon. Dixon passed away Saturday (October 12) in a car accident. He was 27.
Dixon is survived by his fiancee Sarah and 3-year-old son Levi. The couple were to be married on November 30.
Brown’s team shared the following statement:
“It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we confirm we lost our drummer Kenny this weekend in a tragic car accident. Kenny was a member of our family from the very beginning and our hearts are with his fiancé Sarah, his son, and everyone who knew and loved him. He was truly one of the greatest and kindest people on and off stage we’ve ever known.”
Kane Brown shared a tribute to his friend and drummer on Instagram, saying, “Love you so much dude!!! You started all of this with me from the start in 2015 when no body else believed we would make it out of Chattanooga playing for 500 people,” Brown wrote. “I know u will be watching over us with that red neck accent that we all love and you will never be replaced bro!!! I promise u that!!”
Dixon’s fiancee, Sarah Hedrick shared an emotional post and asked for prayers for their son and their families as they mourn Kenny’s passing.
A GoFundMe has been set up for both Sarah and Levi. It reads:
“It is in these times of loss and sadness when we come together to help support the people we care for. As Sarah and Levi start this next chapter in life, any support that is able to be provided is more than appreciated.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who loved Kenny Dixon.