Kylie Rae Harris, a North Texas country singer-songwriter and friend of the Lakeside Music Series, died on Wednesday (Sept. 4) in a three-car crash near Taos, N.M. She was 30 years old.
“We are heartbroken to confirm that Kylie Rae Harris passed away in a car accident last night,” Alex Torrez, the CEO of her management company, Torrez Music Group, told CNN.
“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,” he added, “is to spread as much love as you can today, and listen to music that fully inspires you.”
Kylie Rae Harris performing at Lakeside on May 5, 2017. (Photos by Meredith Butterfield)
Harris last performed at Lakeside on May 5, 2017. A photograph from that occasion (taken by Flower Mound’s Meredith Butterfield) has been used in ads and flyers ever since, becoming a symbol of the concert series.
The photograph will continue to be used for ads and flyers in October with a note about Kylie’s death. It will then be retired.
“Kylie played form her heart,” said Michael Clay of the Texas Music Project and the booking agent for the Lakeside Music Series.
“She wrote about her life and her experiences. She was a real pleasure to work with and know.”
She leaves behind her daughter Corbin for whom a Go Fund Me page has been started to help with her college fund. On her latest EP, shortly after her father’s death, she wrote a song to Corbin called “Twenty Years from Now.”
Harris had traveled to New Mexico to perform at Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival. For more on Kylie, click here.