Craig Strickland Memorial Will Be Livestreamed Next Week

Backroad Anthem frontman was found dead Monday at age 29

A memorial service for Craig Strickland, the Backroad Anthem frontman who was found dead Monday at age 29, will be held next week, his wife announced via Instagram on Thursday.

The service will take place Jan. 12 at the Cross Church Pinnacle Hills Campus in Rogers, Arkansas, at 6 p.m. For those unable to attend, a live webcast will take place at

Strickland’s wife Helen included a C.S. Lewis quote with the announcement, writing, “It is not what we intend our lives to be, but what He intends for our lives.”

“I love you all, thank you for loving my husband,” her Instagram post concluded.

Strickland’s body was found more than a week after his boat capsized in Oklahoma’s Kaw Lake during a violent winter storm. He and a friend, Chase Morland, had left Dec. 26 for a duck hunting trip. Morland’s body was recovered on Dec. 28, the same day that the boat was found.

Helen revealed via Instagram on Monday that her husband was found lying the shape of a cross.

“Craig was found today. We can finally rest knowing that he is at Home in Heaven with his Father,” she wrote. “The night of the accident he had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in.

“He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep. They found him lying in the shape of a cross looking up to his Father,” she wrote.