Scooter Brown Band’s Carrigan Shields Passes Away

Scooter Brown Band member and pianist Carrigan Chet Shields passed away on Dec. 30, 2019. He was 30. No cause of death has been revealed.

The Idaho native’s final performance came on Dec. 28 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, alongside his bandmates Scott “Scooter” Brown, Matt Bledsoe, Steven Sutherland, and Brian Sowell.

Scooter Brown Band offered the following statement: “Carrigan was and always will be our brother and one of the greatest cats to pound those keys. Not only was he a great talent, he was also one of the most kind-hearted human beings. We’ve had some great times together over the years – his last performance was, fittingly, at the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium on the Grand Ole Opry. The last song he played was ‘American Son’ and he truly is an American Son. Our condolences to his family and all of his friends and fans who have loved him.”

A private service will be held in Nashville on Jan. 12. Donations to a GoFundMe setup for funeral expenses and to support his family in their time of need may be made here.


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