Kenny Dixon, Drummer for Kane Brown, Dies

Kane Brown’s drummer, Kenny Dixon, has died, according to social media reports. His fiancée, Sarah Hedrick, shared the devastating news…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 13, 2019


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Kenny Dixon; Photo via Instagram

Kane Brown’s drummer, Kenny Dixon, has died, according to social media reports.

His fiancée, Sarah Hedrick, shared the devastating news via Instagram on Sunday (Oct. 13). According to her recent social posts, she shared a young son with Dixon. She and Dixon were planning to get married in the near future.

“I’m at a loss of words. I don’t even know how to write this or ever thought I would have to. Kenny passed away last night in a car accident,” she wrote. “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.”

Sean Fuller, who plays drums for Florida Georgia Line, responded to the news of Dixon’s death via social media in an emotional video.

“I don’t even know what to say,” Fuller began. “I’m blown away. Heartbroken. Anytime something like this happens, it just puts so much into perspective of how little time we have on this Earth and that we’re not promised tomorrow. My heart really hurts for Sarah and Levi. It hurts for all of the band members of Kane Brown and their road family. Guys, you’re in my prayers…”

Dixon was on tour with Kane Brown and often shared photos from the road on his Instagram.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

UPDATE: Kane Brown responded to Dixon’s passing on Instagram, 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!! ??????”

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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 and her work being featured on 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.