A rising country singer who was featured on a reality TV series about singers and songwriters was killed Wednesday in a traffic collision. CNN reports that Kylie Rae Harris died in the accident in New Mexico. She was 30.
Alex Torrez, the CEO of her management company, Torrez Music Group, confirmed her death, providing a statement today that says in part: “We are heartbroken to confirm that Kylie Rae Harris passed away in a car accident last night. We have no further details to share, and ask for privacy for her family at this time.”
CNN adds: “Harris, who released a self-titled EP in March, had been in New Mexico to perform at Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival, according to the concert listings on her official website. Her next performance was supposed to take place on Saturday in Turkey, Texas.”
The statement from Torrez adds: “Everyone that knew Kylie knew how much she loved her family and, beyond that, how much she loved music. The best tribute to her unmatched enthusiasm for both is to spread as much love as you can today, and listen to music that fully inspires you.”
Harris was featured on the nationally syndicated reality show “Troubadour, TX,” which had a 22-episode season in 2011-2012. The show from 41 Entertainment tracked the professional and personal challenges faced by a number of Texas-based singers and songwriters.
The song “Twenty Years From Now,” included on Harris’ self-titled EP, was written by Harris for her daughter, Corbie. Here it is …