It’s a difficult time for Kane Brown and his band as they mourn the death of their friend and drummer, Kenny Dixon.
On Wednesday night, the country singer, 25, broke down while accepting an award at this year’s CMT Artists of the Year event, dedicating it to his late bandmate.
“Thank you all so much. I want to dedicate this to our drummer Kenny,” Brown said, holding back tears, Entertainment Tonight reported.
“He started with me coming out of Chattanooga off Facebook. People didn’t think we would make it. He was with me the whole time. He was so supportive of me,” he added, crying, according to the outlet. “I love you man, I miss you. The band misses you.”
Later in the evening, country singer Chris Young performed his emotional song “Drowning” in a tribute to Dixon.