Texas country singer KYLIE RAE HARRIS died in a three-car crash Wednesday night in northern New Mexico.  She was on the way to perform at the Big Barn Dance Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico.

A 16-year-old driving a second car was also killed, but the person driving the third car wasn’t injured.  Authorities say alcohol was “suspected” in the crash, but they haven’t confirmed anything.

Although this doesn’t seem to be related, Kylie sent out a haunting Tweet earlier that day.  She wrote, “Fuel range is 46 miles, and I’m 36 [miles] from the nearest gas station.  Dear baby Jesus, please don’t let me get stranded in New Mexico.”

She’s survived by her six-year-old daughter Corbie.  A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover some of the funeral costs . . . and to set up a college fund for Corbie.

Her publicist issued a statement saying, “Everyone that knew her knew how much she loved her family and [her] music.  The best tribute to her enthusiasm for both is to spread as much love as you can today, and listen to music that fully inspires you.”

If you want to learn more about Kylie’s life and music, People.com has a pretty thorough write-up.  It includes her final song, “Twenty Years From Now”, which is a dedication to her daughter.  You’ll need a box of Kleenex.

 

Several country stars have offered up tributes, including Maren MorrisPat GreenJosh Abbott, and Randy Rogers.