Backroad Anthem Singer Craig Strickland Found Dead

Pictured (L-R): Craig Strickland and Chase Morland. Photo: Backroad Anthem Twitter

Pictured (L-R): Craig Strickland and Chase Morland. Photo: Backroad Anthem Twitter


According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the body of Backroad Anthem singer Craig Strickland has been found, reports 40/29 News. Strickland’s body was recovered along the shoreline of Kaw Lake, north of where the boat capsized. The office told 40/29 News that it could take four to eight weeks for a full autopsy to be released.

Strickland’s wife Helen also confirmed that Strickland’s body had been found. “#CraigStrickland was found today. He is safe with his Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord for leading us to him today. I will praise you, Amen.” she posted on Twitter.

Strickland and friend Chase Morland had gone duck hunting at Kaw Lake during last week’s winter storm. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s office in Oklahoma City has also determined the cause of death for Morland as drowning and exposure to freezing temperatures. Morland’s body was found on Monday, Dec. 28.

Backroad Anthem visited the MusicRow offices in October to preview new music.


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