Christian music worship leader, singer, songwriter and producer Jamie Slocum has died.
Slocum, 52, was lying in the road when he was hit by a bus and killed Tuesday night Jan 10th in Scottsdale, AZ. He died at the scene. The bus driver cooperated with the investigation, but it is currently unclear if any charges will be filed. An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the crash.
Jamie moved to Nashville in the 1990 where and was hired as a staff songwriter for Curb Records. Mike Curb recognized Slocum’s talent and signed him to a record deal.
“Grace Changes Everything” was his first hit as a solo artist and climbed to No. 7.
Jamie Slocum’s single ” Dependence” (Curb 2009) was a number No. 1 hit for 11 weeks. His latest album, “Dependence” also arrived in 2011 The “expanded edition” also includes more new music and his latest hit song ” Just Another Mountain”.( Dependence “expanded edition” was Slocum’s first number # 1 album 6-11-11) The title cut was nominated for a Dove Award “Inspirational Song of the Year.” Also from the same album, “Fragile” became a top ten song on Billboard in March 2010.
Please remember Jamie’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.