People magazine reports Helen Strickland told 40/29 News that the fact the search area has been narrowed has left her some room for hope.
"To see how much more work can be done in a specific area, it has given us a lot of rest because we feel like that'll give us a lot of hope they will find Craig soon," she said.
The Backroad Anthem singer and his friend Chase Morland went missing on Monday, after departing on a hunting trip in a major storm. His final tweet eerily predicted danger:
Strickland (L) with Morland (R) [Credit: Instagram]