Kane Brown Postpones Staples Center Concert Following His Drummer’s Death

As Kane Brown, his band and his road family continue to mourn the loss of their dear friend and drummer…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 15, 2019


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Kane Brown; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

As Kane Brown, his band and his road family continue to mourn the loss of their dear friend and drummer Kenny Dixon, Brown and his team have made the decision to postpone his upcoming concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The show, which was originally set for Friday, October 18, has now been rescheduled to Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Brown shared the news on Facebook and also thanked his fans for the “outpouring of support” and “thoughts and prayers” he and his road family have received in the days since Dixon’s death.

Kenny Dixon, 27,  was Brown’s longtime drummer and was with him since the beginning of his career. He passed away on Saturday (Oct. 12) after reportedly losing control of his car while traveling on Interstate 24 in Christiana, Tenn. He leaves behind a fiancée and young son.

Brown paid tribute to Dixon on Sunday, writing, “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 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 will be laid to rest on Sunday, October 20.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.