Kane Brown’s drummer, Kenny Dixon, 27, died from injuries sustained in a car wreck on Oct. 12. A statement from Kane’s representatives read: “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 [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.”
Country star Trace Adkins married his girlfriend, Victoria Pratt, over the weekend, and friend and fellow country singer Blake Shelton officiated the couple’s wedding in New Orleans.
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) will present Dwight Yoakam with its President’s Award at the 67th BMI Country Awards in Nashville on Nov. 12. The BMI President’s Award is presented to songwriters who have “distinctly and profoundly influenced the entertainment industry.” Past recipients include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Harlan Howard, Billy Sherrill, Pink, Toni Braxon and more.
Sam Hunt has released his first new single in more than a year with the release of “Kinfolks.” “Kinfolks” will impact country radio on Oct. 14, and was co-written by Hunt along with frequent collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne.
Jason Aldean has dropped the video for his new single, “We Back, which is currently No. 23 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after four weeks. Directed by longtime collaborator Shaun Silva, the new clip features footage from Jason’s Ride All Night Tour.