The country music world lost one of its own with the death of Kylie Rae Harris on Wednesday, following a fatal car accident. Those who have collaborated with the Texas artist over the years shared their devastation upon hearing the news, including Maren Morris, Radney Foster, Randy Rogers and Parker McCollum.
“Damn. I just heard the news and I’m in shock,” Morris shared on her Instagram stories with a photo of Harris. “@kylierh, you have always been so sweet and supportive of me. Your soulful voice and Texas beauty was always jaw-dropping, even when we were teenagers at the Larry Joe Taylor festival. Thinking of your family and your precious baby girl right now. Rest In Peace.”
Foster and Rogers, both Texas natives, shared their admiration for Harris as a person and singer. Previously, Harris toured with the Randy Rogers Band. “I am devastated by the loss of my friend Kylie Rae Harris,” Foster wrote on Twitter. “When she sang joy and soul ached out. She was full of life and love. Words are hard to come by, tears are not. Godspeed, Kylie Rae.”
“You always answered my call. Every time,” Rogers reflected in a long post on Twitter alongside photos with Harris. “Whether it was to share the stage, open a show, sing for my charity event, or just simply grab a drink and hang. She answered every time and was always there and ready to be her best. And she was always that. She prepared and took music as serious as anyone I know.”
Harris died Wednesday night in a three-vehicle crash in northern New Mexico. The Texas-based country singer was 30.
Read Foster, Morris and more artists’ tributes to Harris below.
I am devastated by the loss of my friend Kylie Rae Harris. When she sang joy and soul ached out. She was full of life and love. Words are hard to come by, tears are not. Godspeed, Kylie Rae pic.twitter.com/bjrmrwLwBc
— Radney Foster (@RadneyFoster) September 5, 2019
.@kylieRH, thank you for always answering. pic.twitter.com/EmxNYhevUL
— WadeBowen (@WadeBowen) September 5, 2019
So very saddened to hear this news. Kylie was a beautiful soul and I had the pleasure of writing songs with her and making a record with her. I loved her voice and I loved her spirit. This is such an incredible loss. https://t.co/GU2TLPxLr3
— Wayne Kirkpatrick (@TheJunkBunk) September 5, 2019
Kylie Ray girl, you were big star bound! Such a beautiful soul! We had just talked about singing Big Ole Heart ache together a couple shows ago. You really will be missed so much!
— Parker McCollum (@ParkerMcCollum) September 5, 2019