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Artist Jamie Slocum Passes

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.

10 thoughts on “Artist Jamie Slocum Passes

  • This makes me very sad. Jamie was my best friend in around 5th and 6th grade. We went to church together and spent a lot of time hanging out with our friend Joel.

    • Jamie was a student in my 3rd grade class in Deer Valley! We have stayed in touch for most of the intervening years. I am devastated.🙏🙏

    • First heard Jamie on the radio (K-Love), and had to get the CD. Great music and obviously very talented, with great melodies. So sad to hear of his passing. Thank you inspiring this Christian.

  • Sooooo sad!! I babysat the Slocum kids for years!! Loved them all ! Went to Church with them. Praying for the whole family and his 2 kids!! ❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

    • We were friends with Don and Pat Slocum for years and saw their kids grow up as we all attended the same church! Jamie always had that special smile that would captivate. We knew he was meant to do great things with his gift of music and his love for God! Loved hearing him sing at different churches and loved his 🎶 music! We miss you, but know you are with Jesus! E

  • Jamie was a guest on my radio show on KLFR in 2003. His mom would often stop by and bring us homemade “Indian Fry bread.” Enjoyed his music. So sad.

    • Sad to hear the news. We remember him in our Youth Group and how well we enjoyed his music, The words and tunes spoke to me. Such a great earthly loss but heavens gain.
      Prayers for his family and other loved ones.

  • Jamie was an amazing young man who loved the Lord and had great talent. It was a privilege to be a small part of this young man’s life in his early years.

  • I am sorry to hear this about Jamie! He was friends with my kids at our church. They used to enjoy singing together in their younger years. And kept in contact. Words just aren’t enough! The Phillips Family

  • Jamie 💔 The mighty Heavenly choir…. 🙌🏽♥️🕊️


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