Country Singer Craig Strickland Has Been Found Dead

The frontman for Backroad Anthem was only 29 years old.

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Sad to report so early into the New Year that another talented musician has passed away. Craig Strickland, the lead singer for the Arkansas-based band Backroad Anthem, was found dead this morning at the young age of 29 from what appears to be exposure to Winter Storm Goliath during a duck hunting expedition. Craig’s whereabouts had been unknown for longer than expected after embarking on the trip and his band members posted the following message to Facebook prior to the discovery of Strickland’s remains. 

As some of you may know at this point yesterday early morning about 2 am Craig Strickland & his good friend Chase…

Posted by Backroad Anthem on Monday, December 28, 2015

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His wife posted news of his passing today on Twitter. 

Just before heading out on the hunting trip that did them in, Strickland’s close friend Chase Morland, who was with him, and whose body was recovered on December 28, tweeted the following:

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Rolling Stone reports that the boat Strickland and Morland had been using was found capsized and Strickland’s hunting dog was later found alive, which is basically the only good thing about this whole story.