Best known as the lead singer of country band Backroad Anthem, Craig Strickland is a country singer who married a Miss Arkansas.
Born on July 27, 1989 with the zodiac sign Gemini, Craig was of white ethnicity and held American citizenship. He was born in Alma, Arkansas, USA. His full name is Craig Thomas Stickland.
Craig Strickland’s Wiki
Craig was known as one of the talented American singers. He started singing at an early age in Toronto, where he moved in with his parents at the age of three. During his high school days, he was famous for being part of his school’s cover band. In 2007, he formed a new band called “We Are The Take” with his friend Erik Alcock. Together they recorded their debut album with Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill. The band broke up in late 2010, however, causing Craig to focus on his career as a solo artist.
Craig Strickland has had a very successful career as a solo artist, singing along with most veteran artists and music managers such as Chris Smith of 21 Music. His musical works have often featured in national and international campaigns such as McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s and Muller Yogurt. Additionally, Craig has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including: Being Erica, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Lost Girl and Degrassi: The Next Generation. Apart from being an excellent guitarist, Craig is also good at playing piano and bass trumpet.
He formed the new band Backroad Anthem in 2012 at a local church in his hometown in Arkansas. Toby Freeman, Eric Dysart, Brandon Robold, Josh Bryant and Isaac Senty are among those who have joined. They even released their debut EP Little Town Fame on May 13, 2013, and reached No. 24 on the iTunes Top Country chart.
Although his net worth cannot be established, Craig is believed to have had a wonderful musical career and earned a huge amount of money. In 2012, he won the local “CW Star” contest to choose a channel face.
Marriage of Craig Strickland to Helen Wisner
The Backroad Anthem lead singer was married to Helen Wisner, the gorgeous former Miss Arkansas USA. The two married in 2014 and spent their honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico. The couple lived together in Fayetteville for about a year before his death in 2016.
Cause of death revealed: How Craig Strickland died
The announcement of Craig’s death is tragic and shocking to his family and fans. He was reported missing by his friend Chase Morland, who accompanied him on an animal hunt on December 27, 2015 during winter storm Goliath. Prior to the search, Morland who worked at Gellco Outdoors, which sells guns and hunting gear, left a chilling note on his Twitter account stating that they were going on a duck hunting trip in Oklahoma and claiming just in case we would never come back.
In case we don’t come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I will ride through winter storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma.