Red-Dirt Legend, Brandon Jenkins passes at 48
Brandon Jenkins....June 7, 1969 - March 2, 2018. I don't think there is anything I can say that hasn't already been said by many. Surreal is a word that was said through many circles yesterday, and in fact for the past week or more. Brandon Dean Jenkins is survived by his Mother Wilma Jenkins, Father Dean Jenkins, brother Riley, and true to the huge love Brandon shared with everyone. Brandon's musical touch ran deep as he was the nephew of Gordon Shryock. Brandon's "babies" and his "children" were his songs...as he nurtured each one from a mere thought and feeling into the magic we all get to enjoy. There are so so many close friends that were just like family, so many people that shared life moments with this man. The stories that have been shared are heartwarming and touching, and more adjectives than I can come up with at this point. I did not know Brandon near as long or near as well as many of you, many fans will never know him as well, but this hurt and loss is felt throughout the entire community. Brandon's long time friend, producer, manager, etc. Dave Percefull was instrumental in helping to bring me into the circle, and forever will I be grateful. One of the things that I admired most about Brandon was there was zero ego. For a guy that achieved all he did, for a guy that touched as many lives as he did, there was no air of arrogance or ego about him. He was real, just as real as it gets. It wasn't about the "spotlight" for him, it was about sharing the music....real, true, meaningful music. In the days, weeks, months, years to come...we will always have a part of Brandon....he made sure of that. We ask that you all continue to pray for and support the family as they go through this very difficult time, please continue to help out with the benefits and fundraisers, as the medical bills incurred are huge, please keep spreading his music and share it with the world to hear....be what he visioned for us all....be the revival....God bless you all and may He hold Brandon's family, loved ones and friends close to Him during this time....
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