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Hardy and his crew are in need of some healing thoughts. The singer took to social media to reveal that he and three other people, including his bus driver, suffered “significant injuries” in a bus accident Saturday night. “Following last night’s show, our tour bus was in an accident on our way home from Bristol,” he shared on social media. “There were just four of us, including myself, on the bus, however we were all treated for significant injuries.” He says his bus driver is still in the hospital, and “needs your prayers,” noting, “His family is with him while he is being treated and we’re all pulling and praying for him.” As for future performances, Hardy tells fans that doctors have ordered him to take time to “recover for the next few weeks which may cost us at a couple of shows,” adding, “My team and I will keep the fans updated on that as I rest in the coming days.” His next scheduled show was as support for Morgan Wallen on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Several of Hardy’s famous friends were quick to let him know he was in their thoughts. “Dang man. Prayers of healing for you and you crew,” Thomas Rhett commented, while Jordan Davis added, “Praying for y’all buddy,” and Jon Pardi noted, “Sorry to hear this bud. Thats scary stuff. Prayers up! Get some rest.”
Trisha Yearwood is set to help the Grand Ole Opry kick off their annual fight against breast cancer campaign. The singer will be on hand October 14th to “flip the switch” when the Opry Goes Pink. Tickets are on sale now and for every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Tickets can be found here.
Jeannie Seely is an Opry record-breaker. Historian Byron Fay has determined that Jeannie has performed at the Opry 5,200 times, which is a record for the most Opry performances. "I was blown away," the 82-year-old says of hearing of her record. "It's like, you're kidding me." Jeannie’s first performance was in January, 1968, and since then she’s performed in almost 55% of the shows put on by the Grand Ole Opry.