When Kane Brown broke down at the CMT Artists of the Year event on Wednesday (Oct. 16) while dedicating his award to his drummer, Kenny Dixon, who died in a car accident Oct. 12, he wasn't the only one who brought the crowd to tears.

Fellow honoree Thomas Rhett rose to the occasion by using his acceptance speech to bring spiritual support to Brown.

"I just want to lift up Kane and his family," Rhett said at the podium. "And I want to lift up his drummer, and their family. And I don't know if this is very conventional, but can I just pray? Really fast. Is that OK with everybody?"

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The audience cheered Rhett's statement, so he continued. "Father God, we love You so much. While also something that we can't comprehend. And so right now I pray that You would be with Kane and his family, and his drummer Kenny and his family, and bring them peace that only You know how to bring somebody."

Brown's drummer Dixon was just 27 years old when he lost his life in a car crash. Neither drugs nor alcohol are thought to be a factor in the crash, according to authorities. His funeral will be held Oct. 20. Brown has rescheduled his upcoming Los Angeles date on Oct. 18.

Rhett and Brown were two of five honorees at the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year event, joining Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, and Luke Combs.

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