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Popular country singer HARDY was sent to the hospital with “significant injuries” after his tour bus was overturned at 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 40 West near Nashville.
Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the crash where they found HARDY, who is well known for his work as a songwriter for Morgan Wallen and Blake Shelton.
The crash occurred after HARDY had just performed at the Country Thunder Bristol alongside Wallen, Jason Aldean, Lauren Alaina, and Tracy Lawrence.
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There were four people on the bus, including HARDY whose full name is Michael Wilson Hardy. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
A statement was released on HARDY’s social media that reads: “Following last night’s show, our tour bus was in an accident on our way home from Bristol.”
“There were just four of us, including myself, on the bus, however we were all treated for significant injuries,” he added.
“Our friend, and bus driver needs your prayers as he is still in the hospital. His family is with him while he is being treated and we’re all pulling and praying for him.”
“I’ve been released from the hospital, but ordered by doctors to recover for the next few weeks which may cost us at a couple of shows,” HARDY said.
“My team and I will keep the fans updated on that as I rest in the coming days,” he wrote. “Please keep our road family in your prayers and I promise to keep you updated in the days to follow.
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“God bless our medics and local and state officials for their quick response and incredible service.”
HARDY found fame with the 2018 hit he wrote, “Up Down,” which featured Morgan Wallen and Florida Georgia Line.
From there, he was signed to Big Loud Records, and has since released multiple albums and mix tapes, and worked with a number of big-name country artists.
He wrote Chris Lane’s “I Don’t Know About You,” Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” and “Hell Right,” and was supposed to go on tour with Thomas Rhett in 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARDY’s next scheduled show is for Oct. 8 at the Globe Life Field on Wallen’s Dangerous Tour, but it’s unclear if he will be able to perform.