Before we get too far into 2019, let take time to remember the country music great we lost along the way in 2018, from bona fide legends like Roy Clark, to those taken tragically too soon like Daryle Singletary, Red Dirt’s Brandon Jenkins, to George Strait drummer Mike Kennedy.
These six songs are admittedly sad bastard fare if there ever was any, but that’s the way it goes when you’re looking for songs that don’t just entertain, but fulfill, or illuminate something important in life most catchy tunes fall short of.
The unthinkable for many Red Dirt fans has unfortunately come to pass as Saving Country Music has confirmed that Red Dirt Legend Brandon Jenkins has passed away after complications due to heart surgery. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native first entered the hospital after discovering he was suffering from a major heart issue in early February.
When you hear these songs and themes, and take into consideration the current events surrounding Brandon’s complications from heart surgery, it makes this effort nothing short of haunting. Most all of the songs of ‘Tail Lights in a Boomtown’ hold such a deeper meaning, you can’t help but be moved.
Friends, family, and fans are praying tonight for the Red Dirt Legend Brandon Jenkins who is currently in a hospital with his chest still open from open heart surgery, fighting for his life after complications in surgery have left him in “extremely critical” condition.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma native is currently in the hospital after discovering he was suffering from a major heart issue. After running numerous tests, it has been determined he needs a new heart valve, and will be undergoing heart surgery. The serious health issue comes right as he is set to release his latest record “Tail Lights in a Boomtown.”