KIX BROOKS' oldest sister Midge has passed away in Maine. Mary Margaret Brooks was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. She married in 1973 and the couple settled in Maine, where they opened an advertising agency. Kix got his start in music while working for Midge and her husband after graduating Louisiana Tech with a degree in theater arts. He worked for them at their advertising company, writing radio ads, and began moonlighting at night, playing bars and coffee shops in the area. That soon led him to Nashville, where he scored a publishing deal and started on the past that led him to stardom with BROOKS & DUNN.

... According to her obituary, Midge suffered a recurrence of breast cancer in 2010, which metastasized to her brain. She continued to work every day until she and her husband sold their agency in late 2013. She passed away on Monday, February 17 at her home, surrounded by family and friends.