The Highwaymen Steel Guitar Player, Robby Turner, Hospitalized After Car Crash

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The longtime pedal steel guitar player behind The Highwaymen and some of Waylon Jennings’ later albums has recently been involved in a very serious car accident.

Robby Turner, whose name is nearly synonymous with the pedal steel guitar, was involved in a collision as he was headed home from a show at Music City Bar & Grill on New Year’s Eve.

Turner, who was the son of musicians that played in Hank Williams’ Drifting Cowboys, has always been a staple in the heart of country music. He began touring at age nine and his career only blossomed from there.

Posted on a GoFundMe page in his name, his family writes: “Early Tuesday morning, Robby was in an automobile accident that resulted in multiple fractures to his ribs and nasal cavity, and the partial amputation of his right ring finger.  Over the past three days, he has had surgery to his nasal cavity, finger, and ribs, and is currently in the hospital for continued physical therapy and care.”

The injuries Robby suffered only add to some health problems he had been suffering from in recent years. Just in 2018, Turner had a pulmonary embolism surgically removed and has been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis which seriously affects his mobility.

The fundraiser for Robby’s care exceeded its $10,000 goal in just under 24 hours and as of this writing, had crested the $15,000 mark.

Watch Robby Turner showcase his incredible skill in the video below and join us in saying a prayer for him.