Josh Turner Makes First Public Statement After Crew’s Bus Crash: “Please Keep Praying”

Josh Turner Makes First Public Statement After Crew’s Bus Crash: “Please Keep Praying”

Josh Turner shared a heartfelt statement via Facebook on Sept. 24, six days after a bus crash killed one member of his road crew, David Turner (no relation) and injured seven others.

“As I try to write this I don’t know what to say,” said Josh via Facebook. “It’s a struggle to put into words the devastation and grief that our road family is trying to process. We lost a beloved member of our team, David Turner. He was like a brother to so many in this industry and a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Please continue to keep David’s family in your prayers.”

Josh noted that the seven surviving crew members—Bradley Dratnol, Richard Lazarus, John Dauphniee, Carl Hardin, Justin Lambert, Jed Downing and James Mayo—suffered “significant injuries and many have long roads to recovery.”

Josh’s management company created a GoFundMe page with a $100,000 goal to assist the injured crew members and David Turner’s family.

According to the crash report, the bus, which was not carrying Josh, left the roadway for unknown reasons and dove off a 50-foot embankment. The California Highway Patrol has ruled out drugs or alcohol as the cause of the crash.

Josh has suspended all tour dates.

Josh concluded his Facebook post by saying, “Your prayers have been felt. Please keep praying.”

photo by Nash Country Daily

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen