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Funeral services for Backroad Anthem‘s Craig Strickland will be Tuesday in Rogers, Arkansas, more than two weeks after the singer from the up-and-coming band disappeared while duck hunting during a winter storm in Oklahoma. Fans and friends will be able to watch live through the host church’s website.

“To all reading this message, you are invited to join our family at Craig’s memorial service either at CrossChurch or via webcast… I love you all, thank you for loving my husband,” his widow, former Miss Arkansas Helen Strickland shared on Instagram.

Craig’s body was recovered last Monday, a week after his hunting companion, Chase Morland was found dead, along with Craig’s dog Sam, who survived. Earlier this week, Helen took the black lab to Chase’s visitation, before he was laid to rest.

Craig’s five remaining band members also released their final music video with him as a tribute, which happens to be the title track for their current EP. Torn was released digitally last fall, after Backroad Anthem caught the attention of Justin Moore‘s manager, while opening for the “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” hitmaker.

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