To honor the memory of lead vocalist Craig Strickland, Backroad Anthem has released its music video for “Torn.” The footage was shot in 2015 and displays behind-the-scenes clips of the country/rock band alongside their performance of the track.
Arkansas-based Backroad Anthem formed in 2012 and includes Toby Freeman (vocals/electric guitar), Eric Dysart (fiddle), Josh Bryant (guitar), Brandon Robold (vocals/ bass), and Isaac Senty (drums). The group has opened for country acts including Chris Young, Gary Allan, and Tyler Farr. No word yet on the band’s future plans after Strickland’s death.
The young musician leaves behind wife of one year, Helen Strickland. Craig went missing on December 27th during a duck hunting trip with friend, Chase Morland. Morland’s body was recovered on Kaw Lake in Oklahoma the next day and on January 4th, authorities recovered Strickland’s remains close to where they found the pair’s capsized boat.
If you’d like to help those left behind by this tragedy, a GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover expenses linked to the search and recovery efforts and Craig Strickland’s funeral.