A heartbroken country star makes special contribution to family after fan’s death Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: American singer-songwriter Lee Brice performs On Fox & Friends' All-American Summer Concert Series at FOX Studios on June 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Country music singer-songwriter Lee Brice knows how special his fans are. Oftentimes, he’ll go out of his way to let them know how much he truly appreciates them.

Sometimes, though, the exchange between a celebrity and their fan comes as a result of heartbreaking circumstances.

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Such was the case with 20-year-old Courtney Trent.

As a fan, Courtney loved to listen to Lee’s music.

According to the Journal-News, Courtney — a loving wife and mother — was involved in a head-on car crash after an oncoming driver fell asleep at the wheel. The collision happened in Franklin, Ohio, June 17 as Courtney and her husband returned home from celebrating their first wedding anniversary. Courtney’s was killed in the accident and her husband was wounded.

After the accident, Courtney’s brother, Trenton Scott, reached out to Lee on Twitter to let him know about the tragic news. And, of course, Lee was shocked and heartbroken.

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Lee knew he had to do something to honor Courtney. So, he donated $1,135 to her family, which is still dealing with the pain of losing their loved one. Lee also included a note saying, “Y’all will be in my prayers.”

Lee’s contribution, and other donations given to the family through an online fund established to support them, will now go toward Courtney’s funeral costs, as well as care of the couple’s six-month-old son. Our hearts go out to Courtney and her friends and family at this time.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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