Kylie Rae Harris, a rising star in the country stage, tragically left us too soon before getting the chance to show more of what she can do, but one of her last songs is a message to her daughter.
Kylie Rae Harris created a song for her daughter, in it, the star asks for understanding and forgiveness for any mistakes she may have made during her lifetime. This song was one of the last things she has recorded.
The song is entitled “Twenty Years From Now” and was released as a part of her EP just before she died in a car crash.
According to authorities, the crash was caused by the country star. She sadly died on September 4 after a head-on collision. The crash happened on State Road 522 in Taos, N.M. Investigators say that the Chevrolet Equinox clipped another car from behind, Harris’ car lost control and swerved into the oncoming lane and crashed head-on with a Jeep being driven by 16-year-old Maria Elena Cruz. Both died immediately at the crash site.
Accordingly, alcohol and driving too fast had something to do with the crash as reported by Taos news. While talking with Taos news, local sheriff Jerry Hogrefe blamed Harris for the crash saying:
“At this time I will say with most certainty that Miss Cruz was an innocent victim of this senseless crash caused by Ms. Harris.”
“Twenty Years From Now” The Last Message of Kylie Rae Harris to Her Daughter
The song in a way is haunting in its lyrics and overall message. The star was asking for forgiveness to her daughter. In the song, Harris addresses her daughter directly, as in the song is her talking to her daughter. In it, she asks for understanding and for forgiveness for any mistakes she did.
You deserve nothing less than happiness, And so do I
Twenty years from now
My prayer is that somehow
You’ll forgive all my mistakes and be proud of the choice I made
God, I hope I’m still around
Twenty years from now
Hariss’ early adult life wasn’t exactly the most ideal and the mistakes she speaks about in the song pertain to the things she did during this time.
Official records say that Harris was taken in for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2009. In 2017, she had a DWI where her blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Harris struggled with alcohol and was something she tried to correct.
The country star was hoping to gain a new start and leave her past behind her. She released her new project in March 2019. In a press conference she stated her desire for a new start saying:
“My twenties weren’t a walk in the park, a lot of that admittedly self-inflicted, but I grew a lot,” she observed. “This project feels like the close of a real painful chapter and a welcome to whatever is next.”
Supporters of Harris have started a GoFundMe page to pay for her funeral and start a college fund for her daughter.