Kane Brown - Kenny Dixon

Kenny Dixon plays drums behind Kane Brown during a performance at the Gorge Amphitheatre on August 04, 2019 in George, Washington. Kenny Dixon was killed in a car crash in Rutherford County on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/WireImage)

CHRISTIANA, TN (WSMV) - The drummer for country music artist Kane Brown was killed in a single-car crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Kenneth Dixon, 27, of Rocky Face, GA, was driving a Kia Rio LX east on I-24 at a high rate of speed when he exited off the roadway about 100 yards near mile marker 88 and struck a tree at 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

Dixon was transported by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died on Saturday night.

"I'm gonna miss you so much man I'd always come back and jam out with u," Brown wrote on Twitter.

Kane Brown is scheduled to perform on Friday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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