2018-03-03 00:57:16 UTC
Red dirt music artist Brandon Jenkins dies
By Jimmie Tramel Tulsa World
2 hrs ago
Red dirt music figure Brandon Jenkins of Tulsa has died. The news was posted to his official Facebook page Friday evening. He was 48.
Jenkins was admitted to Nashville hospital on Feb. 21 for a heart procedure, but there were complications and he remained hospitalized.
After news of his passing spread on social media, friends and fans of Jenkins weighed in with condolences.
“I am completely in shock,” country music artist Holly Tucker tweeted. “Gone too soon is an understatement. Heaven just gained one heck of a singer.”
Before the news arrived, it was reported that a benefit concert for Jenkins had been scheduled March 18 at the Venue Shrine, 112 E. 18th St.
The Red Dirt Rangers were scheduled to be among performers.
“He’s a Tulsa guy and we love Brandon,” John Cooper of the Red Dirt Rangers said before reports surfaced that Jenkins had died. “He is a jewel for Tulsa and a really great songwriter and performer. He is really held in high esteem all over the country.”
Jenkins attended Central High School and Oklahoma State University, where he became involved with others known for their contributions to the red dirt music scene.
His last album, "Tail Lights in a Boom Town," was released this year.