The popular singer, who grew up in a small town near Dallas, was travelling to perform at the Big Barn Dance in Taos, according to Saving Country Music, which first reported the death.
Hours before the fatal accident Harris— who released two albums and her most recent self-titled EP in March— tweeted about the trip, alluding to her vehicle being low on gas.
“Fuel range is 46 miles and I’m 36 from the nearest gas station. Dear baby Jesus please don’t let me get stranded in NM,” she tweeted.
Following the news of her untimely death, fellow American singer-songwriter Maren Morris paid tribute to the rising star, admitting she was "shocked" to hear of her passing.
“Damn. I just heard the news and I’m in shock,” the country star wrote along with a photo of Harris. “@kylierh, you have always been so sweet and supportive of me. Your soulful voice and Texas beauty was always jaw-dropping, even when we were teenagers at the Larry Joe Taylor festival. Thinking of your family and your precious baby girl right now. Rest In Peace,” Morris added.
The musician is survived by her 6-year-old daughter.
Rest in peace.