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Kane Brown Mourns Tragic Death of Longtime Drummer

Kenny Dixon was killed in a car accident just weeks before he was set to be married.

Written by Chris Parton
Kane Brown Mourns Tragic Death of Longtime Drummer
Kane Brown; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Drummer Kenny Dixon, who was a longtime member of country star Kane Brown’s band, died tragically in a vehicle collision on Saturday (October 12). A 27-year-old native of Dalton, Georgia, Dixon leaves behind his fiancée Sarah and their three-year-old son, Levi James. The couple were set to be married on November 30, and details of the accident are not yet known.

Brown’s team confirmed the unthinkable news on Sunday.

“It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we confirm we lost our drummer Kenny this weekend in a tragic car accident,” the statement 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 posted an emotional tribute to his friend on Instagram, writing about how long Dixon had been with him and how far they had come.

“Love you so much dude!!!,” Brown wrote. “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 and your last show was in a Fn Stadium my guy 🔥 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 fiancée also expressed her grief at Dixon’s sudden loss.

“I’m at a loss of words. I don’t even know how to write this or ever thought I would have to,” she shared. “Kenny passed away last night in a car accident. I know I have to be strong for Levi and God is gonna pull us through this. We have a forever guardian angel watching above us now. Please keep Levi, my family, and Kenny’s family in your prayers.”

Brown was scheduled to play a show at Lost Angeles Staples Center on Friday (October 18). Funeral arrangements for Dixon have yet to be announced.