Country legend John Michael Montgomery is optimistic after suffering injuries in a rollover accident on the road from Tennessee to North Carolina.
“Despite some cuts and broken ribs, I am doing well,” the singer said in a statement. Montgomery said he was on his way to a concert in North Carolina at the time of the crash.
The 57-year-old country musician was a passenger on a 2001 Prevost Featherlite bus traveling south on I-75 just south of Jellico when it veered off the interstate, hit an embankment and overturned, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report. He and two others reported non-life-threatening injuries after the accident.
Montgomery, who hails from Nicholasville, Kentucky, has released 10 studio albums and had more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, including “I Love the Way You Love Me,” “Life’s a Dance,” and “I Swear.”
He is the father of country singer Walker Montgomery and brother to Eddie Montgomery, with whom he performed as part of the band Montgomery Gentry.
“Thanks to everyone for your concern,” Montgomery said.