Wednesday, October 16, 2019
– Kane Brown's drummer, Kenny Dixon, was killed in a single-car accident Saturday night near Nashville.
Reports said that speed was a factor in the accident that killed the 27-year-old.
"It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we confirm we lost our drummer Kenny this weekend in a tragic car accident," the statement from Brown read. "Kenny was a member of our family from the very beginning and our hearts are with his fiancée 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."
Brown broke down while receiving the CMT Artist of the Year Award on Wednesday from Chris Young. "Thank you all so much. I want to dedicate this to our drummer Kenny," he said haltingly. "He started with me coming out of Chattanooga off Facebook. People didn't think we would make it. He was with me the whole time. He was so supportive of me. And I love you man, I miss you. The band misses you."
Brown postponed his Los Angeles concert, which had been scheduled for Oct. 18, until Jan. 8, 2020.