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John Michael Montgomery Injured in Tour Bus Crash


John Michael Montgomery is recovering from a serios bus accident that left him and two others injured on Friday night when his tour bus crashed in Tennessee, near the Kentucky state line.

Montgomery, 57, was traveling in a 2001 Prevost Featherlite bus on Interstate 75, South of Jellico when the vehicle veered off the road, hit an embankment and overturned, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

“Yesterday we had a serious accident on the way to a concert in North Carolina. Everyone that was on the bus is recovering from their injuries,” Montgomery wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. “Despite some cuts and broken ribs, I am doing well.

I will take some time over the next couple of weeks to heal and be back on the road soon. I am grateful to the medics and highway patrol for their quick response to this difficult situation. Thanks to everyone for their concerns.”

Marc Wood of Frankfort, Kentucky, and William Salyer of Staffordsville, Kentucky, were also injured in the crash. According to the highway patrol, Montgomery and Wood were wearing seat belts, but Salyer was not.

Montgomery has an upcoming tour date on Sept. 24 at the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center in Shipshewana, Indiana. No word if that show will go on as scheduled.

Montgomery has had seven #1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country charts, which include: “I Love the Way You Love Me” (1993), “I Swear” (1994), “Be My Baby Tonight” (1994), “If You’ve Got Love” (1994), “I Can Love You Like That” (1995), “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” (1995) and “The Little Girl” (2000).

We hope that John Michael Montgomery has a speedy recovery and can get back out there to perform all of his hits real soon!

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