Country music fans heartbroken after singer’s sudden death at 48

Jenni McKnight

Country music fans have expressed their sadness after it was revealed that the singer-songwriter Brad Martin died at the age of 48.

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the Before knowing better hitmaker died on Friday, March 11. Although no cause of death was disclosed, Brad’s sister, Melissa Lea Hobbs, revealed on an online fundraising page that he suffered “serious internal damage” in “an injury related to the work” in January “which was exasperated by an” already existing health crisis “.

Brad Martin was best known for his hit Before knowing better

On March 9, just two days before his death, Brad’s sister gave an update on his condition, revealing that he was “alert and oriented”.

John Ramey, who formed the Martin Ramey duo with Brad in 2008, shared the news of his friend’s death in a Facebook post: “I can’t believe I’m saying this…My dear friend and musician brother Brad Martin passed away this afternoon…I’m heartbroken.”

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He added, “Get over to my brother!!! You were a great friend, a real talent and it was an honor to make music with you.”

Brad’s cousin, Emily Barton, also posted a statement on her Facebook page to share the news. “My cousin, Brad Martin, went to join Jesus yesterday. It just doesn’t seem real…I was proud of him for everything he had achieved with his career as a singer and songwriter.


Brad died at the age of 48

“Brad is in heaven with his dad and all of our family before him who knew and loved Jesus. I know he had an amazing homecoming surrounded by all of them. Please send prayers for his family and his friends during this difficult time.”

Music fans rushed to pay their respects to Brad and his family, with one writing on Twitter: “The country music community has lost another great singer and songwriter, Brad Martin… He was taken way too soon… He will be sorely missed.”

A second said, “Oh no! Brad Martin passed away. Loved it @martinramey…stop it in 2022!” A third added: “An incredible loss…such a great guy. The country music community has suffered another great loss.”

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