RIP Kenny Dixon — Kane Brown Drummer Dead One Month Before His Wedding

Rest in peace, Kenny Dixon.

How Did Kenny Dixon Die? New Details On The Death Of Kane Brown Drummer Getty 

He had his whole life in front of him. As part of the super-successful Kane Brown Band, Kenny Dixon seemed to have it all: a career in the music industry, a loving fiance that he was set to marry on November 30th, and a baby boy with the love of his life. But now, he's gone. How did Kenny Dixon die?

Kane Brown is a musician that needs no introduction. As one of the first country music superstars to get noticed via social media, Kane Brown broke into the mainstream with his breakthrough hit, "Used To Love You Sober." With the success of his follow up albums, he formed the Kane Brown Band and went on tour throughout the United States. One of the most integral parts of the Kane Brown Band was Kenny Dixon, a drummer and longtime friend of Brown's. 


But now that he's gone, let's look at what happened. 

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1. It was an accident. 

According to E! Online, Kenny Dixon died after a car accident. The outlet reports that the accident happened in a small town outside of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and no one else was either involved in the accident or hurt in the accident. (A small favor.)


2. Kenny Dixon was going over 100 mph. 

"According to a preliminary THP crash report, Dixon was driving a 2016 KIA RIO LX east in the right lane on I-24 at a high rate of speed when the vehicle exited off the right side of the roadway approximately 100 yards. The vehicle then struck a tree head-on," reported The Tennessean, who adds that there were no drugs or alcohol involved in the crash, either. 

3. He died on impact. 

In what can only be described as a "small favor" to the universe, in that he didn't have to suffer long (though, really, what comfort is that to his friends and family?), Variety reports that he died nearly on impact, though troopers took him to Vanderbilt Hospital before he was officially pronounced dead. 

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4. The Kane Brown Band confirmed Kenny Dixon's death in a 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 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," said the band in an official statement to Billboard, who added that funeral arrangements haven't been announced, as of yet. 


5. Kane Brown paid tribute to his drummer on Twitter. 

Kane Brown went above and beyond a simple "official statement through his representative" — he took to Twitter to pay special tribute to his longtime friend and professional collaborator. You can see his tribute below. 

6. His fiancee, Sarah Hedrick, also paid tribute to Kenny Dixon on Twitter. 

Sarah Hedrick and Kenny Dixon were due to get married on November 30th, and Sarah frequently made reference to that special day on her Instagram page. However, when he passed away, Sarah Hedrick revealed that she was at a loss for words on Instagram, and paid tribute to her deceased fiance. You can see the post below.


Our thoughts are with Kenny Dixon's family during this difficult time. 



A post shared by Sarah Hedrick (@sarah_hedrick27) on Oct 13, 2019 at 8:13am PDT

7. Other Twitter tributes

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