Last week Little Big Town posted a message on their Facebook announcing that due to a death in the family they had to cancel their concerts in Riverside, CA (11/28) and Los Angeles, CA (11/29). Nothing was said in that announcement about just who it was who had passed away.
Now we know which family member passed away -- Kimberly's brother-in-law Allen Schlapman.
Kimberly posted this sad message on the group's Facebook Friday:
Last Wednesday, Nov 21, my brother-in-law was killed by a drunk driver. He had come to Nashville from Virginia to visit us for Thanksgiving, which is our long-standing family tradition. He is married & has a 9 year old little girl. This is a part of life that one never imagines or plans for. It has been very difficult to accept. Allen Schlapman was an amazing father, husband, brother & son. We will miss him so much. I have been deeply touched by all your well-wishes & prayers. Thank you. God has proven himself faithful to us & has given us great peace amidst this horrible tragedy.Kimberly Schlapman
My heart goes out to Kimberly and the rest of her family.
You can view Allen's obituary and leave your condolences here.