A longtime drummer for country singer George Strait was killed in a Wilson County crash Friday afternoon.
It happened on Interstate 40 West just before 4 p.m.
According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Michael Kennedy was merging lanes when he collided with a tractor-trailer that then struck another vehicle.
Authorities said Kennedy, 59, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. No other injuries were reported.
Kennedy played with George Strait for nearly 30 years.
The country singer has not issued a statement on his death.