evan jamestwitty

Evan James Twitty, of Vincennes, was born February 15, 2001 in Vincennes, the son of Rick and Jamie (Hess) Twitty.  He was a member of the Bunker Hill General Baptist Church, and was part of its praise team.  A 2019 graduate of South Knox High School, he served as class secretary. He was attending Vincennes University for audio recording, and was part of the blues ensemble. Evan loved music his entire life, and music played a huge part in his life. He started playing guitar when he was two years old, and played at the farmers market since he was six years old. He was a four-time gold medalist in state choir competition  in solo ensemble. Evan got to meet and play music with Vince Gill in Nashville, TN and with James Burton, who was Elvis Presley’s guitar player. When Evan was seven years old, he played with Leon Rhodes, who was Ernest Tubbs Guitar player in Nashville, Tennessee.  His accomplishments in music were plentiful, as were his memberships in music associations. Evan was a member of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, Country Gospel Music Association, International Home of the Legends, and the South-Central Indiana Blues. His awards included 2015 International Home of the Legends Thumbpicking Horizon Award, 2015 International Traditional Thumbpicking Champion, 2016 Country Gospel Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year, and the Teenage Performer of the Year. In 2017, he became an endorsed artist for Gretsch Guitars, and in 2018 was the Traditional Champion in Arkansas Thumbpicking guitar. In  2019, he was the Arkansas Contemporary Thumbpicking Champion and finished second in individual fingerstyle competition. He won the  2020 International Blues Competition Youth Show Case Award in Memphis, Tennessee. On Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 18, Evan passed away, the result of a car accident.Those surviving, who will cherish Evans’s memory, include his parents Rick and Jamie (Hess) Twitty of Vincennes and the love of his life, his high school girlfriend Jennie Davis. Evan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Junior and Rosie Twitty and James and Edna Hess.A Celebration of Evan’s Life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 14, 2020, in the South Knox High School gymnasium, with Pastor Jay Howder officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Vincent Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Thursday in the South Knox High School auditorium. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Evan Twitty Scholarship Fund, Bunker Hill General Baptist Church, or the Vincennes Pet Port. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Evan Twitty.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.I did not know your son,but my grand daughter Madison Johnson graduated with him and my other grand kids all knew him.I did have the pleasure of hearing him sing during a choir concert a couple years ago at South Knox and I can say it was breath taking.He was a very talented young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.May God give you some comfort as you say your good byes.

  2. Words cannot express how much it breaks our heart of the loss of Evan. We can remember so much of the day we were married we were so blessed to have him perform for us. With our deepest condolences.Jack and Sheila Masters

  3. Thank you for sharing your talent with so many. My dad who lived at Emerald Place just thought the world of you. God Bless your family..

  4. I’m so very sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathy. I was a vendor and part of the Farmer’s Mkt family, enjoyed Evan’s singing and playing guitar. He’s a fantastic young man, Jesus must have a very special angel duty for him, Prayers for his family ❤️🙏

  5. I did not know your son, but I was part of the Blues community at the IBC in Memphis last week. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  6. My wife Joel L. Sidebottom & I send our deepest condolences to this young man’s family and friends !!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  7. Evan, your music became your ministry! Thank you for sharing your gift with us! We will miss you dearly. Tayshaun and I love you so much! RIH kiddo! 💔🪕

  8. It is with great sadness that Evan, has left this world. I am praying for both his mother and father during this difficult time. He was such a joy to teach guitar to as a young kid from about the age of 6 to 11. He loved Elvis, James Burton and Scotty Moore and I think I showed him every lick I knew by those guys. He came from a solid family and grew into a humble young man who had the greatest respect for any musician and the music before his time. More importantly I will miss his friendship and seeing him continue to grow as a musician. From a teacher to a student, the greatest thrill was to see him grow into a master-player. RIP Evan

  9. Many prayers for his family I had the pleasure of hearing him sing an play at the village of oak ridge an he was definitely the most talented young man I have ever heard God must have needed him to play an sing in heaven may you R.I.P Evan

  10. We had so many nice times while Playing music at the Nursing homes for 5 years, then you went on and had your own band, you have done so much in your short life, I’m sure your Grandmas, Edna and Rose are waiting for you, they loved you so much !! My heart goes out to your Mom and Dad, Rick and Jamie…RIP EVAN

  11. Rick & JamieMay God be with you as you deal with this terrible loss! I will continue to keep you all in my daily prayers for God to give you guidance and peace!

  12. To my lifelong friend Jamie…We have shared so much in our lives together my sweet and caring pal…I have always been able to joke or kid my way through almost ANY difficult or sad situation…But I AM SO VERY SORRY, NOT THIS TIME ! For I am at a loss and can only imagine the ache in your heart over this most devastating and life changing of LOSSES!! Just know I am always here for you…as you have been there for me so many times! If you need to talk, or cry or scream…WHATEVER YOU NEED! I AM HERE…JUST A CALL AWAY! I love you and pray you can somehow find your way thru this horrific grief! He was an unique and amazing young man! I was proud to know him.. prayers to all who grieve his loss.💔🙏You friend always, Tam

  13. Evan was such a happy soul, a unique character and great hang. It’s always wonderful to see a young talent that has discovered a passion so early on life. He absolutely loved his music and it shone so brightly through him. I cannot put into words how dreadfully sorry I am that his life was cut so short. He left us with a lot of great memories and music. My sincere condolences, sympathies to his family.

  14. I can still here your voice. You were excited to get that white guitar that I sent. I never understood how you could play such beautiful music. The last time we saw each other was at Grandma Rose’s funeral. Go sing high on that mountain.

  15. Dear Rick and Jamie My heart stopped when I heard about your loss if you need anything just call I’ll be praying for the both of you and the family 🙏🙏🙏

  16. The memory I’ll will have is you playing at Eagles in Sullivan for a fundraiser with all your Eagle friends we love you Evan may you RIP and sing in Heaven

  17. I never met Evan, but what I have seen in his videos, read the post and articles about Evan. The world is a different place. I pray for comfort and he will continue live through his misic and how he influenced those he met. My God provofe you with peace and comfort.MarkMidland, Texas

  18. Stairway to heaven,Evan is crossing over to a beautiful place, Heaven , God is waiting with outstretched arms, peace and love to every life that this young man has touched,

  19. Very shocked and saddened to learn of his passing! I always enjoyed listening to him perform at various events around town. His voice and music will be deeply missed.

  20. A wonderful young man with a deep understanding how important it is to be nice to each other. Evan was always pleasant and supportive of everyone he came in contact with. His musical abilities were far beyond many his senior but he was not egoed out about himself. Instead he encouraged everyone to excel. He will be greatly missed.

  21. So sorry to hear of this young man with a promising future taken too soon. We enjoyed his “Picken”. Maybe his music was needed in Heaven.

  22. I was shocked to hear about Evan’s accident. He was such a nice young man and a talented musician. He played at the Blue Jeans Center and we watched him grow up. Sorry for the loss to everyone who loved him.

  23. Dear Jamie, please accept our deepest sympathies 🙏 and condolences on the sad news of Evan’s tragic passing. May his soul rest in peace and your family given Grace from Almighty God to bear this loss. I remember Evan from meeting him at his very first open mic at CAAS several years ago and last saw y’all at CAAS 2019

  24. Evan was the brightest star amongst all of the young musicians I have ever met. It was such a joy to play along with him at CGMA. I cannot imagine the pain of losing such a fine young son as Evan. May God’s peace and comfort surround you as you process this unthinkable tragedy.

  25. My father-in-law Ed Scott was the telephone person answering the calls for the WRAY Saturday morning show…He got to know Evan through that time while he and his Wood and Wire band would play at WRAY…When Ed had a stroke and was on the 5th floor at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, he asked if it would be possible for Evan to come and sing a couple of songs for him…This was in 2016, before Evan had a drivers license, and I believe Paul Lynch drove to get him and bring him down to Gibson General so he could play some songs for Ed…After he had played and sang, the hallways were packed with people really enjoying this…Ed passed away not to long after this, and he requested Evan to play and sing at his funeral, which he did…Such a nice young man…To the family of Evan, GOD BLESS YOU…you are in are prayers…Ed’s family will never forget this…

  26. Our deepest and sincere sympathy goes out to your family at the passing of your precious son. May your memories and the love you shared bring you some peace and comfort in the days ahead.Your friends at the Vincennes University Alumni and Foundation Office

  27. In memory of Evan James Twitty,So very Talented young man.Praying for Family and FriendsFrom: Tim & Rose Meece

  28. I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. You shared your son and his incredible talent with us through CAAS and I am forever grateful and blessed. He was truly a gift. I had a chance to chat with him at the Home of the Legends this past year. You will remain in my prayers through this difficult time. The Lord will keep you strong.

  29. Dear Jamie and Rick… We are heartbroken to hear of this tragic accident and your loss of a wonderful, talented, young man. Evan was a joy to be around, he had a kind and gentle spirit. We will never forget him. I remember the first time he came to CAAS, I was collecting autographs on a new CAAS Bag. I asked him for his autograph and he replied “Really, why would you want my autograph?” I said “Because one day you will be a star and I may have trouble getting one.” He signed my bag, I will treasure this bag forever.We love you and wish we could be with you during this incredibly difficult time. Please offer our love to Jennie, she must be heartbroken… and Thom Bresh. I know they were very close.Sincerely,Diane & Jim Miller

  30. He was a good kid, I remember when he came over to play guitar for one of chorus concerts a few years back, he was so kind to everyone and was all around a nice person. We had even exchanged a few words together backstage about performances and stuff. Sorry for this loss, hope you get to play your heart and soul out in that stage up in heaven. This is an unfortunate loss.

  31. The first time I heard Evan play, I was simply blown away by his talent. But, after getting to know him, I was even more blown away by his humbleness. He never made anyone around him feel less than he; in fact, he made everyone feel very comfortable around him. He always had such a happy presence. While we may not understand why something like this happens, we can comfort in knowing that Evan is in the presence of God. May God wrap His ever-loving arms around all of you during this time. We continue to send love and prayers.

  32. It should speak volumes at how many condolences have been shared by everyone. A young talent that touched many peoples lives. He was a spotlight talent at CAAS and The Jerry Reed Tribute Shows in Nashville. May the Lord give the family strength during this terrible time. Everyone is thinking of you guys.

  33. He was pure joy and light. It was such a blessing to watch him grow into the strong and gentle young man that he was. Musically he was gifted and it was magic to watch him play. Heaven has gained an angel in its band.

  34. Evan had such an incredible talent for such a young man! But what stood out even more than his incredible talent was his sweet spirit and infectious smile. Evan lit up the stage with his talent and his presence. His was a life cut way too short! Praying for the entire family and everyone who knew and loved him!

  35. Evan, I will miss you at CAAS this year.. your smile and radiating love for Music and people will be in my head and heart… love you little brother!

  36. Absolutely heart broken and lost for words when I heard this news! I have met Evan a few times and spent alot of time playing and talking to him! He is one funny guy too. I am going to miss him dearly. RIP my friend! You will always be in my heart and thought. Miss you!!

  37. So sorry to hear about his passing….he and his great playing will truly be missed. CAAS and the Jerry Reed tribute show will not be the same with out his spirited playing and personality. My prayers are with all of his family and friends who are heartbroken….I know there are some guitar players in heaven that welcomed him with open arm.

  38. I first met Evan and his parents at CAAS 2014. Evan proudly showed me his guitar with Ray Butts pickups that were engraved with Dad’s signature. He was so proud and I was happy to meet him. I had just lost my oldest son a few months earlier. Meeting Evan filled a void with a young man, so talented and so kind who had his whole life ahead of him. We will never get over the loss of Evan, but he will always be with us in our hearts; smiling, playing, singing, and making others smile. In God’s grace and forever our angel. Evan, you will be missed.

  39. We met Evan and his parents at CAAS 2017 and had a very nice encounter at gruhn guitars where we had a talk while Evan and Dennis where jamming the guitars. Evan was such a talented kid, a born entertainer and a joy to watch. Our thoughts are with you, his family and friends and we wish you strength in these difficult times.

  40. From the residents and staff at The Villages at Oak Ridge, our sincere condolences for your loss. Evan will always be remembered for his kind spirit. We are so grateful to have known him.

  41. The love and music Evan brought to us will never be forgotten. He was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. CAAS will not be the same without him. My heart breaks for you, Rick and Jamie — and also for Jennie. I am so sorry for your loss.

  42. So very sad to learn of Evan’s passing….He was a very talented young man and loved by many…..my deepest sympathy to his family and the love of his life, Jeanne….

  43. There are no words ….. My thoughts an prayers go out to the family.Evan was such a bright, shinning light in this world.

  44. So sorry for your loss , I enjoyed hearing Evan play and talking with his parents when he would be at the Travis center or when he came to Drakesboro Ky. He gave me a thumb pick a couple years ago, I’ll cherish it.

  45. Our hearts break for you and Rick. I know there are no words that can comfort you but we will continue to pray that our Heavenly Father wraps you in His arms and gives you peace that you will all be together again.

  46. I was in disbelief when I heard of Evan’s tragic passing. I met him first at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society convention a few years back. His personality was bigger than life, and he spread a smile to everyone’s face whenever her was around. I got to hear him play over the years at both the convention and the Intl Thumbpickers Hall of Fame weekends in Meulenburg County, KY. I had the pleasure of playing with him, along with the rest of the Endless Road Strings, for several tunes one year as well. He always had a grin on his face, and I loved watching him play along with Thom Bresh, or just standing to watch Thom play or tell jokes. I can’t imagine what the convention or Thumbpickers Hall of Fame weekend will be like without him. My sincerest condolences go to his parents, Jennie, and all who were close to him. A bright light has suddenly gone out in the music world, but I am sure that he’s jamming with Chet, Jerry, Buster B, Merle, and all the others right now and grinning from ear to ear.

  47. To Evan’s family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. I extend love and light your way. As the editor of the Muhlenberg County newspaper, I had the distinct pleasure to get to know Evan as he competed in the Home of the Legends events, as well as those times he would come in to play for special events. He was a fine young man, a great talent, and just the sweetest person ever. His tragic loss has stung me as I consider just how much of his love the world has been robbed of. Rest in peace, young man. You were one of a kind.

  48. How you are missed by so many! But you will be playing for The Master, alongside several earthly music masters. You just finished your work here on Earth way too early, but enjoy your heavenly reward. Prayers continue for your Mom, Dad, Jennie and family.

  49. So sorry to hear this. I am sure he is receiving prayers from all those that knew him, and those of us acquainted with him through his guitar picking will miss hime tremendously.Doc Rogers

  50. A fine young man and brilliant musician. An ardent interpreter of Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins & Merle Travis. Followed his career from his first visit to CAAS. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP young thumb.

  51. Such a talented young man I got the privilege to hear play the guitar in Muhlenberg county Kentucky at Merle Travis center . Sorry to hear about this .

  52. Fly high Evan! You are in the KINGS choir now! You will be sorely missed by all who knew you. I am so glad to have been one of them. Love and prayers to all your loved ones. Sing, play and dance with the angels my friend. Love you.

  53. We were so blessed to see Evan grow from an amazing “young thumb” into a bonafide star. I treasure my last memory of Evan at CAAS last July. I went down to the lobby after hours to watch the nightly jam session. I stopped for a while, and just watched Evan with Eddie Pennington. I marveled at how he was such an old soul sitting there playing like the champ he was, and singing with such heart and soul. It’s hard to see through the grief of loss, but I can just imagine Evan sitting there playing and singing just like that night at CAAS, but with the Chief himself, Chet, playing along with him. Our deepest, heartfelt condolences, and prayers go out to the family. May God comfort, and sustain you until that wonderful day when we all can hear Evan play again.

  54. I didn’t know Evan but I’ve listened to him and watched YouTube videos of his playing. He was an amazing musician and I know he will be missed. My prayers to Evans family.

  55. I met Evan one time at the Travis Thumbpicking contest in Mtn. View Arkansas, several years ago,as a contestant along with Evan. One time was all I need to be impressed with this , very young gentleman. May his legacy and inspiration continue for many years to come.God bless the family

  56. We cannot express in words our great sorrow for your loss. We loved his kindness and great talent. We will always remembered what joy he brought to so many people. Sincerely Bob & Sharon Saalman

  57. I want you to know that I have lost a 24 year old daughter many years ago..she also was killed in an auto accident…I know your sadness. I have heard Evan play and sing. You raised him well. I will be praying for you as you go through this sad time.Joy Cook

  58. I am So sorry for your loss. I did not know Evan but in the photo posted, he has such a kind and joyful face that seems to reflect a kind and joyful soul and I am certain all who knew him are better for it.

  59. I never meet Evan but Jennie is a cousin of mine. I meet Evan through Facebook post. From what I saw he was a bright, affectionate, loving kind young man. He could play that guitar! His eyes would just shine in pictures of him and Jennie. You could see his love for her. Evans family and Jennie are in my thoughts and prayers and you go threw all this. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around you all as you laugh ,cry and remember Evan.

  60. I met Evan @ Allan Manship’s house. Trying out guitars. He was a wonderful young man full of amazing talent. I was fortunate to meet him. He’ll be entertaining for the All Mighty & an audience of family & friends forever. God Bless his family.

  61. The memory of Evan will never be forgotten. He was larger than life and funny! We doubt anyone meeting him could forget his singing, playing guitar or his smile. Prayers to Jamie, Rick and Jennie. All his friends and his music family. He touched us and we only saw him a couple of times, but we have watched him grow through the loving videos by his mom. Thank you for sharing him.

  62. I loved getting the opportunity to sit next to Evan in class and just talk to him. I first met Evan near the first day of psychology when I asked him if everything was okay when he looked worried. He told me he had car troubles. I gave him my number and told him if he needed help after class to give me a call. And a friendship began. Rest In Peace, buddy. It was a privilege to get to know you.

  63. I remember Evan when he was a little guy His eyes would light up when he would see me carry in my guitar and I would put his hand on the guitar so he could feel the vibration and let him strum while I played the chords. It blessed me when he started playing. He was a fine young man with a very big heart that was full of genuine love for people. If you had the privilege of knowing Evan you were blessed. He will be missed. Love you Jamie and Rick you are in my prayers❤🎸🙏

  64. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless your with comfort and peace at this time and always. With Sympathy,Mary, Emily and Collin Small

  65. Rick and Jamie,we are so sorry for your loss with Evan,we watched him play the last 2 years at my daughter Heidis home at Christmas, we will miss him so much.God bless you all,Fly high Evan.

  66. The first that I saw Evan was at the Old Post Bluegrass Jann at VU about six years ago. So sad, Evan had such a bright future ahead of him. RIP

  67. Are prayers are with the family b…my husband an I are greatful we meet this young man….. You have your wings my dear friend will never forget you

  68. A tragic loss of a great talent and wonderful young man. We’re all gonna miss his joy and energy. Love and condolences to Rick, Jamie, and Jennie.

  69. I’m indeed sad that I never met this fine young man. I only recently became aware of him through Youtube. I also am a life long guitar player and this man was incredible on his instrument. I had hopes for his future, but it was not to be. Maybe God needed to hear his sweet music firsthand. I hope that the family can take comfort in that notion.

  70. I have been attending CAAS for the past 3 years and was inspired by the talent of Evan and his humility and humor . His parents and all who were around him were blessed to know him. His memory will always be with us at CAAS. Thanks to Thom Bresh for the great video “Celebration Of Life” for Evan.

  71. As a guitar player, I didn’t know Evan personally. I enjoyed watching him on the internet.He was a great human being, funny, and sooooo talented!So sorry God took him so soon. Our deepest condolences to Evan’s Family and Friends.He will truly be missed!

  72. I cannot think of a better time to publicly share my grief than Valentine’s Day. A day that represents LOVE. As Evan is laid to rest, surrounded by so many that LOVE him, in the hearts of those that are not there physically, that LOVE him, it is a painful reality of the LOVE we all share of this young man taken too soon. From this day forward, let us all keep these two four-letter words in our consciousness. LOVE & EVAN. A loving son, a loving boyfriend, a loving friend, a loving thumb picker, a loving link of generations. I LOVE you Evan. May you Rest In Peace.

  73. It’s random to encounter such an *exceptionally* talented, congenial, and mature young man. It was equally random that he left this world so soon. You could always see how much Jamie Twitty loved her son; her joy was incomparable. These memories, along with Evan’s legacy of music, remind us that love is an invaluable experience. Thank you for the melodies, Evan.

  74. Very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Always remember, we will see them all again one day. The Bible says look forward to the prize that awaits. In a blink of our eye we will be transfigured into eternity in our new heavenly bodies that will last forever. There will be no tears or sorrows.

  75. I never knew you Evan but you seemed like a kindred soul to me , I love gretsch guitars as well , I will play in your honour and god bless you Evan, condolences to your family and friends , from Adrian .

  76. Our deepest sympathy to the Twitty family! We met Evan at the guitar competition in Nashville, Indiana last year. He was a great guitar player and a great young man! We are praying for the family through this difficult time. Tim C

  77. Evan made such an impression on me from the moment I met him when we were warming up in the basement at the first Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in 2011. He was playing so well at such a young age! I enjoyed hearing him perform in Indiana for the next couple of years and then seeing him again last July. He just kept getting better and better. His love and dedication to music remain an inspiration! I am very thankful I got to see and hear Evan again last summer in Indiana and again at Winfield in September. I am also grateful Dave and I got to jam with Evan and swap some songs with him and Jennie at the Brown County Inn and most of all to get to know all of you a little better.Beyond words how very sorry Dave and I are for your loss Rick and Jamie. We miss Evan. Sending sympathy.

  78. I met Evan for the first time when he played at the International Home of the Thumbpickers in Central City, KY when he was about 12. I got a huge kick out of watching this little guy with the big guitar singing “Guitar Man”. The last time I saw him was when we competed at the Indiana Guitar Festival last year. We had a couple of laughs about the “love/hate relationship” we both had with competitions. I remember being impressed at how he had matured, but still retained a huge love of life. He deservedly made the finals and won a guitar that day.Evan will be missed. My sincere condolences and sympathies to his family.

  79. Only through a posted youtube memorial video by Thom Bresh did I become acquainted with Evan, his gentle spirit, and his prodigious guitar skills. The John Sebastian tune “Nashville Cats” comes to mind when I see him picking. My condolences to his family. God bless you, Evan.

  80. We were so sad, to hear of Evan’s leaving this earth. From watching his videos, he had such a musical gift and love for the Lord. Heaven is sweeter, with him, there, but our hearts ache, for his parents and girlfriend. May God comfort you, until you see him, again, in glory.

  81. i met evan during the 2018 hall of fame weekend in powderly ky.i saw him picking in the lobby of the music center and i went up , introduced my self and told him i loved seeing his video’s and loved his picking. i asked if he’d give me a tip on thumbpicking and he was eager , wlling and so kind to offer.i had entered the saturday competition and while i was way out of evan’s league on picking, i got to spend about 6 hrs in the green room with all the young thumbs. evan was very helpful as well as kind and offering all kinds of help to me,a real mensch!!!!!! he inspred me and i havent taken off the thumbpick yet!!!! thanks evan…..may your memory be for a blessing!

  82. I’m an amateur guitarist (hack) I’m corsicana tx, and discovered Evan while watching videos of Thom Brest- what a talent this boy had and I’m sure inspired every musician he met. I too lost my boy in a car wreck (6 yrs now) you don’t get over it of course, but the Lord will take some of the hard pain if you’ll draw near Him. God bless this family. -Mike K.

  83. Thank you Mr. Bresh for introducing me to Evan Twitty via video I saw as a memorial you put together.To his family and loved ones- there is little I could say to assuage the anguish of Evan’s untimely passing.I can say that I he made my world a better place for having been introduced to him. We will see him again.God bless,Papa J

  84. I am so sad to hear of Evan’s passing today. It really makes you question things to see such an incredibly talented man, just beginning his adult life in his first year of college and passing away, but he accomplished more than most dedicated musicians accomplish in a lifetime. He played with illuminaries such as Tommy Emmanuel and such events as Jerry Reed tributes. He was also a Godly young man and we don’t have to wonder where he is now… with his Savior playing in the greatest band in the universe. God bless you all.

  85. Liverpool UK here Evan home of the Beatles . We would have welcomed you with open arms had you come to our shores. OUTRAGEOUSLY talented at such a young age . Gone but not forgotten and who’d have thought your music would reach a little old cottage in the UK. Well it did and you brought great entertainment. R.I.P young man you certainly left your mark 🧡 x

  86. In memory of Evan James Twitty, Daniel Francis Ball of caerphilly South Wales United Kingdom lit a candle

  87. i discovered evan in the late evening of february 18th while looking for country music sn a young maazed by his virtuosity his maturity for such a young man and most of all his razor sharp wit.my thoughts and prayers go to all of Evans family and friends. may god love and keep you always Evan James Twittwith most heart felt Condolencesfrom Daniel Francis Ball of Caerphilly, South Wales, UK

  88. Evan, you will go down in history as one of the greatest guitarists ever. People will learn of you as i did.I don’t know why God takes his greatests so early but your ledgend will live on. Thank you for letting me listen to you for only a short while.

  89. I am so very sorry to hear of Evan’s passing. Although I did not know him personally I learned of him through You Tube Video’s. Such a very talented young man. To Evan’s family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  90. An amazing artist your boy is, a bumpy road of sadness for everyone he touched will be rough and long and for some the road of pain just will not cease I’ve known Evan for 20 minutes and I’m sobbing like a lil girl but that’s the effect of someone truly special. Family and friends of Evan you guys are lucky to have grown up with and met this amazing soul. Love from Kansas City.

  91. I first heard of Evan through Thom Bresh’s documenting videos over the last few years. I have greatly admired Evan’s talent, humor, and personality. He was a great young entertainer with so much potenial for greatness in the music business. What an amazing young man in all facets. Such a tragic loss and I am deeply saddened for the family and community. I hope his memory may inspire other young pickers as well. I will remember him. I didn’t realize until recently that he lived so close to me. I was so pleased to see how much Evan meant to the world renowned thumbpickers that I’m certain were his living inspirations and mentors that also sent him condolences on this memorial. From one picker to another.God bless from Brazil, IN

  92. Wow! I just stumbled upon the “Bresh” tribute video on YouTube. I was transfixed. I’d never heard of Evan before tonight, but man, he will be with me forever. Yes, I was hypnotized by his guitar playing but was even more in awe of his character and soul. A peace and wisdom far beyond his teenage years. What a blessing that he got to share with the world. What a legacy. I am humbled….-Colin Abbot

  93. I wish words could carry more comfort and appreciation to those who knew and loved Evan, than I can write. Evan brought enough joy to this world in his short time here to fill many lifetimes, and he certainly had so much more to give, but God might have said he was too good for this world and called him home.Please accept my deep condolences. Evan was a fine and wonderful man, musician, artist, son, and companion. He will be missed for a very long time.

  94. Deepest condolences from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am just learning of Evan’s music this evening. What a beautiful soul. May he forever rest in peace and may you, the family and friends who knew the man, continue to let his music shine a light upon you, for it is a part of his legacy.

  95. I did not know Evan, but I came across a video by Mr. Bresh that paid tribute to Evan. He seemed like a great kid and was extremely talented. I’m sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family.

  96. To Evan’s family,I am not sure why but today Evan’s tribute by Tom Bresh popped up on my You Tube feed. I am in awe of this young man’s talent and so saddened that the world had yet to know of his tremendous talent. I am grateful however that I now know of this remarkable entertainer known as Evan. May he rest in peace and may it bring you some comfort to know that his joyful soul continues to touch people even in Nova Scotia, Canada. Deepest sympathy for your loss.

  97. Just saw the tribute video of thisgifted young man. His humor, natural talent and fearless showmanship must have overwhelmed and inspired all those who knew him.

  98. I don’t know the family but I have grandsons Evan’s age! It’s 4:00 Tuesday morning March 3rd strolling through YouTube and found your sons videos playing guitar! I must say he was one of the best in short I just want to express how hard this hit me! I am so very sorry about his tragic and untimely death but with God on your side it will slowly get better Praying for you all! Suzanne Deaton(a grandmother you 6 grandsons ages 14-30 and 1 granddaughter 29 1great granddaughter age 6 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  99. Our Great loss . You Were an awesome young man. As a Entertainer for over 4 decades.I am still amazed buy your wonderful music. may you join the heavenly band of so many. God gave you a gift but wanted you in a heavenly band. I and many many others will miss you. Fly on Little wing!

  100. I did not know Evan but was amazed by his life story and his greatness on the guitar. Taken way to young the world is now a truly sadder place without him. But also his legacy he left here in such a short time before going home to be with the lord is truly an amazing accomplishment that very few rarely ever leave upon this earth 4 times the age of Evan! God bless Evan his family and loved ones!

  101. My sincerest condolences to Jennie and his parents family. I didn’t know this amazing young man but have heard his music. I will be listens this video often . He was a naturaly God gifted man.

  102. So young but God had other plans. You were so talented and had a long career ahead of you . I got the pleasure of meeting him in Mountain view Arkansas last year, very well mannered. Will be missed! Prayers go out to his family.

  103. Shocking to hear of the loss of this young man. Had a bright future ahead. God had other plans. Had the chance to meet him in Mountain view Arkansas last year, very well mannered. Will be missed! Prayers go out to his family.


  105. I just found out about your death, your music was out of this world, i guess this is why God called you home. For your family and Janie its hard and your fans we wonder why. Rest easy Evan, your music will always be with us mortals.

  106. Sadly, I didn’t know Evan or his family, but he was in my YouTube newsfeed. I read up on who he was, and his tragic early death. What a talented soul, a gifted individual! I know he will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and his special gal, Jennie. He will be missed. 🙏❤️🎼🎸

  107. His video just came up on my list to watch. He is a greart picker should have had a recording contract. I enjoy his videos very much. My god bless yall and may he rest in peace. I will continue watching and listing to his music. He is the best i have herd in many years. May god bless yall

  108. I was sent a link on Facebook about Evan and his fantastic music! Though I didn’t know Evan in life, I will certainly remember his wonderful voice and ability with his guitar.My condolences to his family, and to all those who knew him and will now mourn his passing.

  109. God bless, sleep tight. I didn’t know you..but your music shall always be heard. I heard your music on YouTube and your talent was amazing. Saddened by your passing. From across the Pond xx

  110. I never knew Evan but I feel I know him now. There are times in people’s lives when you relate to a complete stranger for reasons only God knows. Today I met him through a tribute posted by Mr. Thom Bresh. I am so glad I had the opportunity to see such a beautiful soul and spirit that truly defined Evan. Though I only met him today I will miss him forever. May God Bless the Twitty family and all of his dear friends, especially Jennie Davis. Harry G. KnightDublin, Ohio

  111. What a talented young man he was just met him tonight blow me away awesome what a loss I miss him already and I just meant him

  112. Sincere sympathy. Evan was such a talanted person and the world has lost a jewel! Sing on in heaven Evan!

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