HARDY hospitalized after bus accident on Interstate 40 near Nashville

Country music star HARDY was injured early Sunday morning aboard a tour bus when it overturned on a portion of Interstate 40 West in Nashville.

HARDY was recently named the Academy of Country Music's Songwriter of the Year. He's also the singer-songwriter of "Sold Out," "One Beer," a collaboration and No. 1 hit with Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson, and a new Lainey Wilson duet, "Wait in the truck."

HARDY, 32, was released from the hospital after being treated for "significant injuries." Four passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The accident occurred as HARDY returned from playing a Country Thunder event in Bristol, Virginia, alongside headliner Morgan Wallen, Lauren Alaina, Tracy Lawrence and Ian Munsick.

"Our friend, and bus driver needs your prayers as he is still in the hospital," HARDY wrote on social media. "His family is with him while he is being treated and we're all pulling and praying for him.

"I've been released from the hospital, but ordered by doctors to recover for the next few weeks which may cost us at a couple of shows."

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The incident was reported via HARDY's social media at 1:21 p.m. According to the social media post, the driver of the tour bus is still hospitalized.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol report said the bus was traveling westbound on I-40 near the Wilson and Davidson counties border when it went off the road, overturning on its left side. No charges were filed.

"My team and I will keep the fans updated on that as I rest in the coming days. Please keep our road family in your prayers." Moreover, he adds, "god bless our medics and local and state officials for their quick response and incredible service."

The Philadelphia, Mississippi, native recently released a new single, "JACK," as part of a run of new songs.

There is no official word, as yet, if HARDY will play his forthcoming tour dates — October 8 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, as support for Morgan Wallen's continuing "Dangerous" tour or for his scheduled three-week run of dates set for December on his "Wall To Wall" concerts.

For more information on HARDY, visit https://hardyofficial.com.

Reporter Craig Shoup contributed to this story.

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