George Strait Heartbroken Over Death Of His Longtime Drummer

George Strait has taken to social media following the death of his longtime drummer, Michael Kennedy, to issue a statement about how much Michael meant to him, the band and the fans. As would be expected, the superstar notes it is difficult to articulate the depth of such a loss.

Michael had played with George since 1987 and a host of other musicians including, Jamey Johnson, Bill Anderson, Ricky Skaggs, Barbara Fairchild and more.

Strait posted that it's hard to put into words how much Mike Kennedy's death affected the band. “The band will never be the same. 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. Our hearts are broken."

Authorities say Michael's vehicle collided tractor-trailer, which then hit a pickup truck. No one else was injured.

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