This Day In Country Music History
December 27th 2015, American country singer and the lead vocalist for the Arkansas-based band, Backroad Anthem, Craig Strickland died. Strickland and a friend, Chase Morland, had gone to an area known as Bear Creek Cove, at Kaw Lake to hunt for ducks. Morland drowned after the Boat they were in capsized, while Strickland swam to shore, but later succumbed to hypothermia. The area had been experiencing severe inclement weather due to Winter storm Goliath with freezing temperatures. His body was discovered on January 4, 2016 after last being seen on December 27, 2015. It was determined by Oklahoma Highway Patrol that Strickland’s body had been difficult to locate due to the camouflage hunting gear he had been wearing at the time of his death.