Jason Aldean's protege has taken to social media to break the news of his loss to fans, revealing LaDonna Midkiff passed

away on Saturday (04Jun16).

"I have no clue what to say, how to act, or what to do," the singer wrote. "My family is in extreme pain, and to be honest, we don't deserve to be."

He went on to praise his mum for her love and support, adding, "The outpouring of love for my mom only shows the beautiful person she is on the inside and how perfectly beautiful she is on the outside. She has the strongest will of any person that I have ever met, and she gave me so many kisses every day that I never ever wondered if I was loved.

"My family and I love her with everything we are made of, and I can't even begin to describe how hurt we feel.

Lee's girlfriend, Maddie & Tae star Tae Dye, also took to Instagram to pay tribute to LaDonna by sharing a photo of her boyfriend's mum.

Memorial services for Lee's mother took place on Tuesday (07Jun16) in Maryville, Tennessee.