There has been some heartbreaking news that has come in. It comes with great sadness to report such devastating news to our readers. Country music legend George Strait has lost a loved one after 30 years together.
At this time, we are asking our readers to keep Strait and his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time. Many fans have poured out their condolences to the family through social media sites. Also, many have paid heartwarming tributes for the family.
Strait’s friend and fellow country music star Reba McEntire reached out on social media to share her condolences and prayers to the Strait family.
Reba can sympathize with Strait’s loss. Back in 1991, she lost eight dear friends and band members to a tragic plane crash.
"Thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the Ace in the Hole Band. George, my heart hurts for you and your organization."
On Friday, August, 31, Strait's longtime friend, Michael A. Kennedy, died in a fatal highway accident near Nashville, Tennessee. Kennedy was 59-years-old and the drummer for Strait's band, according to "Fox News."
According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Kennedy was driving on Interstate 40 when he merged into another lane. Investigators say that Kennedy's vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer which then hit a pickup truck. Kennedy died, but no one else was injured.
"Hard to put into words how much Mike's passing has affected us all. Our hearts are broken," Strait said in a statement on Facebook.
"It’s going to be very strange not being able to look over and see him there in his spot on stage and very emotional as well I’m sure for all of us and also his fans," he continued.
In the post, Strait said that his band "will never be the same," and added, "a part of us is gone forever. We all loved Mike and will miss him terribly."
"He was just as solid a friend to us all as he was a drummer, and that was damn solid. Our hearts and prayers are with his family. The Lord has him now. Rest In Peace my friend," Strait concluded.
Will you please keep the Kennedy family and Strait's family in your prayers?