Country singer Craig Strickland missing after going duck hunting in massive storm

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing After Duck Hunting Trip, Friend Found Dead

Country singer Craig Strickland is missing after going on a duck hunting trip with a friend during a violent storm on Saturday.

"In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm," hunting buddy Chase Morland tweeted late Saturday.

See photos of Morland and Strickland:

Country star Craig Strickland found dead after hunting trip
See Gallery
Country singer Craig Strickland missing after going duck hunting in massive storm
This undated image released by Lightfly Creative shows Craig Strickland, lead singer of Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Strickland, 29, of Springdale, Ark., died at Kaw Lake, near the Kansas-Oklahoma state line after he and Chase Moreland disappeared on a hunting trip. Strickland'sbody was recovered on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. The body of Morland, 22, of Van Buren, Ark., was recovered Dec. 28. (Brian Armas/Lightfly Creative via AP)

Craig Strickland and Chase Morland

(Photo via Facebook)

In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. πŸ˜… #IntoTheStorm

Chase Morland and Craig Strickland

(Photo via Facebook)

Thank you so much @kristinathomasphotography for sending these beautiful pictures of us. I am crying because they make my heart so full of love for this man. I love him with every fiber of my being. And I want to thank everyone for all the love, kind words and support they have sent to our family. Thank you for continuing to pray without stopping. Because of you we have been able to make it through this difficult time. Thank you for loving us and Chase's family. Thank you @CrossChurch and @shilohsaints For holding a prayer session for Craig for the past two nights. I couldn't make it through life without all of you. Thank you to all the people who have come up, called, and messaged me to shower me with love. Thank you to @backroadanthem for loving me as a sister and being there for our family every step of the way. Thank you to all the OK law enforcement agencies that have cared so much through this crisis. I'm sorry I can't thank everyone for everything you have done. But know that I love you and appreciate every single call, text, hug and prayer. To update everyone, the search for Craig has been called for the night and will resume in the morning. We love you and appreciate you more than words can say. Please continue to pray for both our and Chase's family.

Craig Strickland with his band Backroad Anthem

(Photo via Facebook)

R E A D Y for tonight in Jonesboro. AR Brickhouse 9pm πŸ‘πŸΌ

Craig Strickland

(Photo via Facebook)

Craig Strickland

(Photo via Facebook)

From Little Rock last night to now sitting in a tree in Brown County Illinois... Ready to give an Illinois buck a ride in the back of the truck... πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
Thank you everyone who will be there tonight. You have no idea what that means to me and does for my heart. I am so blessed to have my CrossChurch and Shiloh family. I wouldn't be able to walk through this difficult moment without all of you. Thank you all. Love you ❀️
Merry Christmas from the Stricklands ☺️ #PrettyWife #Christmas
#missusa2015 with my love ❀️ @backroadcraig I'm so incredibly happy a member of our Vanbros family won it!!! So proud to have judged you at Miss OK USA @missusa! You did amazing!! πŸ‘‘πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ»
Well that was fun... #KendrickFincher #Arkansas

The close friends were last seen roughly two hours later, when they left for a hunting trip north of Tulsa, in Kay County, Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Their boat was found capsized just after midnight Monday.

Tragically, 22-year-old Morland's remains were recovered by officials at around 11 a.m. that morning, local station CBS affiliate THV 11 reported. Search efforts had to be suspended due to bad weather but will resume on Tuesday.

Strickland, 29, of Springdale, Arkansas, is the lead singer and acoustic guitarist for country rock band Backroad Anthem.

On Monday evening, their official Facebook page asked fans to pray for their missing colleague. "Please join us tonight at the Cross Church Springdale student building as we pray for Craig, the families, and his safety," the message read. "It starts at 9 pm and everyone is welcome. If you can't make it, please join us in prayer at 9 from home. The power of prayer is huge."

The other members of Backroad Anthem are: Toby Freeman, Eric Dysart, Josh Bryant, Brandon Robold and Isaac Senty.

Backroad Anthem is scheduled to play at the Rev Room in Little Rock, Arkansas, on New Year's Eve. They've performed with notable country music artists including Justin Moore and Dierks Bentley.

Read original story Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing After Going Duck Hunting in Massive Storm At TheWrap

Read Full Story

People are Reading