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Backroad Anthem singer Craig Strickland found dead

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Monday, January 4, 2016, 2:32 PM

Country musician Craig Strickland, who went missing more than a week ago while hunting in Oklahoma, was found dead Monday, authorities announced.

Strickland was 29.

Crews have spent a week searching for Strickland in and around Kaw Lake, after a boat carrying Strickland and his friend Chase Morland capsized. Morland, 22, was found dead a week ago.

Strickland’s body was recovered by members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Marine Enforcement Section.

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Strickland was the lead singer in the Arkansas-based group Backroad Anthem, which was founded in 2012 and has opened for Toby Keith, the Eli Young Band and Dierks Bently.

Craig Strickland was the lead singer of the country band Backroad Anthem.Twitter

Morland wrote about the hunting trip in an ominous Twitter post.

“In case we don’t come back, [Craig] and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma,” Morland wrote.

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Family, friends and fans held out hope that Strickland would be found alive.

His wife Helen, who was crowned Miss Arkansas USA in 2014, wrote about Monday’s announcement on Twitter.

“He is safe with his Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord for leading us to him today. I will praise you, Amen,” she wrote.

dgood@nydailynews.com

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