October 9 is sure to be an emotional night for Josh Turner and his team.
On September 18, a bus carrying members of Josh’s road crew was traveling from California to Washington when it was involved in an accident. Seven of Josh’s crew members were injured, and his sound engineer, David Turner, lost his life.
Josh and David were of no relation, but David was a longtime member of Josh’s team, having served as his sound engineer for 14 years.
OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI It was with a heavy heart I learned that the one death reported in the California tour bus…
Following the accident, Josh canceled all of his remaining shows for September and for the first week of October.
On September 26, Josh took to Facebook to issue his first public statement since the crash. In that statement, he expressed his sadness over David’s death, writing, “he was like a brother to so many in this industry…”
Josh said that the injured members of his crew “have long roads to recovery” and encouraged fans to respect their privacy during this sad and trying time. He also shared a link to a GoFundMe that was established to help the members of his crew.
As I try to write this I don’t know what to say. It’s a struggle to put into words the devastation and grief that our…
After two weeks of silence, Josh will finally be heard from again on October 9. That’s when he will perform his first show since the crash, Fox 17 news out of Nashville reports.
The show will be held at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. His performance will be part of the “Concert for Cumberland Heights,” an annual fundraiser that benefits the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent and Young Adult Treatment at Cumberland Heights.
Josh previously headlined the same event in 2014.
Following the Concert for Cumberland Heights, Josh will head to Troy, Ohio, where he’ll perform at the Hobart Arena on October 10. He has additional tour dates scheduled throughout October and November.
Our prayers remain with Josh, his band and crew, and David Turner’s family during this sad time.