(FW) – Country music star Thomas Rhett offered up an emotional speech and prayer Wednesday night after fellow artist Kane Brown spoke tearfully about the sudden death of his drummer, Kenny Dixon. Rhett turned to prayer during his acceptance speech for CMT’s Artist of the Year award. Dixon passed away over the weekend after being rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville following what was described as “a tragic car accident.” Uncertain what to say, Rhett quickly turned to prayer. “I just want to lift up Kane and his family,” he said in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.
“And I want to lift up his drummer, and their family. And I don’t know if this is very conventional, but can I just pray really fast? Is that OK with everybody?” Rhett continued: Father God, we love You so much, while also [struggling with] something that we can’t comprehend. And so right now, I pray that You would be with Kane and his family, and his drummer Kenny and his family, and bring them peace that only You know how to bring somebody. And thank you for this night. God bless country music. We love you, Jesus, and in Your name we pray, amen. READ MORE