Recently, Big Loud Records signed recording artist HARDY posted on Instagram that he is home and recovering from a recent serious tour bus accident. He noted that he was “fine”, but that the bus driver “wasn’t clear yet”. In connection, he added that he would cancel his appearances in his future shows. However, his label mate Big Loud ERNEST (of “Flower Shops” fame) will replace him on future shows.
However, photographer and videographer Tanner Gallagher – who was one of four passengers on board when the bus overturned on part of Interstate 40 West in Nashville in the early morning of October 2 – added a harrowing account of the events this morning. via a reflective Instagram post.
A Tennessee Highway Patrol report said the bus was traveling westbound on I-40 near the Wilson and Davidson county line when it veered off the road, flipping onto its left side. No charges have been filed.
Gallagher noted that he was “wrapped in casts” and “barely able to move for the next few weeks/months”, Gallagher recalled that around 2:30 a.m. the bus that he and HARDY (seated in the front lounge), his tour manager Noah Brown (asleep in his bunk) and their bus driver were returning to Nashville from Bristol, Virginia, “going off the freeway at about 70 mph, knocking us back into the woods”. He continues: “Within 3 seconds our bodies were thrown across the room, knocking us all unconscious. By the grace of God, we all survived. My injuries included a broken foot, a punctured lung, four ribs broken and a fractured vertebra in my neck.”
In a Sunday, Oct. 9 Instagram post, Brown added that he was “pretty stoned physically and emotionally.” He went on to note that “Team HARDY went down to 18 and back to 18”.
HARDY’s social media report from Sunday, October 2 noted that the tour bus driver remains hospitalized. This status has not changed.
“My team and I will keep fans updated on this as I rest in the coming days,” HARDY noted on October 2. He continued, “God bless our doctors and local and state officials for their quick response and incredible service.”
HARDY also announced that he will follow the 2022 wins for Academy of Country Music Songwriter of the Year and a trio of No. 1 country radio singles with the January 20, 2023 release of ” the mockingbird & THE CROW”, his second full-length studio album.
The album is set to feature his current country radio single, the more “red” Lainey Wilson duet “wait in the truck”, a duet with frequent collaborator Morgan Wallen, and previously released singles “here lies country music”. JACK” and “TRUCK BED”.
For more information on HARDY, visit https://hardyofficial.com.