John Michael Montgomery, a 57-year-old country singer, was one of the passengers on a tour bus that crashed in Tennessee near the Kentucky state line. The singer suffered some cuts and broken ribs in the crash, but was doing well according to a statement he released. The crash occurred just south of Jellico on I-75 when the bus veered off of the interstate and struck an embankment before overturning.
Montgomery is originally from Nicholasville, Kentucky, and has released 10 studio albums since his debut in 1992. He has had more than 30 singles hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including five number one hits. His most recent album, “Fly on” was released in 2014.
Video and photos from the scene of an accident show a tour bus on its side in the middle of the interstate, with the towing company trying to right it. The report also indicates that two passengers were wearing seat belts while three weren’t; one man suffered minor injuries but will take some time off because he needs better healthcare elsewhere than what’s offered by his employer at this moment (Montgomery). There aren’t any pending charges connected thus far–but we’ll keep you updated if anything changes!
The singer is scheduled to resume his tour as soon as he recovers, we pray for his fast recovery.