Update on Band Bus Wreck

admin —  November 23, 2013 — 49 Comments

The band’s bus (Willie was in his own bus) crashed along I-30 around 3:30 AM when it hit a bridge pillar — about 80 miles east of Dallas. We believe it is due to icy conditions on the road. No one suffered serious injuries. Paul English injured his ankle, Billy English suffered a bruised hip and crew member Tom Hawkins has a cracked rib. The other family members on the bus are sore but everyone is expected to recover fully.

The last four dates in November have been postponed and the tour resumes as scheduled in December.



49 responses to Update on Band Bus Wreck

  1. Glad no one was injured too badly. Hope everyone Mends quickly.

  2. We enjoyed the concert in Little Rock, Willie. Prayers are with the injured from the bus wreck.

  3. Glad Paul’s injures weren’t as bad as first reported. Prayers for everyone involved and their families!

  4. Thanks for the word! We’ve been wondering and worrying with prayers ascending.

  5. Glad you are all safe and well best wishes too all of you ,come over and tour the north east of England soon Geordies always have a warm welcome for folks overseas xxx

  6. So glad it was not worse, may all that are injured or sore recover soon. LOVE and LIGHT to YOU all!!!

  7. Bin a musician all my life since age 13 my prayers go out to Willie and his BAND. Get well Soon

  8. I am thankful that the injuries were not more serious than they were. Prayers for a speedy recovery for each of you!

  9. Julie Castellon-Irwin November 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Best wishes and prayers for everyone. Speedy healing. Love you all!

  10. Phyllis Rademacher November 23, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    I’m so sorry this happened but thankful is was not worse. Prayers for fast healing for everyone hurt. Thank you for the update. Phyllis

  11. Thoughts and prayers for speedy recovery to those who suffered in crash. We are in lil ole Fayetteville here and are kinda curious as to if there is any idea as to when the Fayetteville show is going to be rescheduled? Also, we’ve got a lot of OLD vinyl from way back of Willie (in a tie w/ short short hair) and was wondering if an autograph might be arranged, on album cover)? Would love just to say HI in bus for a bit of Arkansas hospitality.

  12. Hope everyone makes a full recovery and safe travels ahead

  13. Sorry to hear about your accident.Glad everyone is ok. One of Willies many,many fans

  14. i’m glad that non of the injuries were life threatening

  15. glad everyone is ok . love u songs ,but my fav is on the road again . hope everyone have a great thanksgiuving day ,have never meet u but wish I have .

  16. My daughter, my best friend and I have been so looking forward to your concert in Jackson. My daughter is a third generation fan of yours! Prayers going out for a quick recovery for everyone involved. Willie, we are eagerly awaiting the rescheduling of this event and are honored to be able to see you for the second time!!

  17. Shawn & Stacy Weinke November 24, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    Driver Brandt- sorry on the news of the accident. I hope you and your precious cargo are doing ok. Love your friends in Cedar Falls, Iowa
    Shawn & Stacy Weinke “HOLD THE ROPE” see you soon.

  18. Sorry about the accident , but glad to hear that all are doing pretty good .

    Take care and drive safely for the rest of the tour .

    Greetings from Norway

  19. I am sorry to hear this happened but am relieved to hear the injuries aren’t worse. I wish everyone involved a speedy recovery and a happy Thanksgiving!

  20. Hope everyone is doing ok .

  21. Glad everbody is OK!


  23. I am very sorry to hear about the crash– I hope Paul and Billy and the driver are feeling better– I am very grateful it was not MORE serious– love you all!!
    Hang in there!

  24. Take care y’all…….but,we are sure gonna miss seeing you Willie tonight in Jackson!!!!

  25. Speedy recover to all! May your continued travels be safe and lead you back to your homes without incident.

  26. Wishing everyone a speedy recovery. Prayers from Springdale, Utah.

  27. Glad to hear everyone is ok, Bless you all!

  28. I am thankful that no one was seriously injured in the accident. Best wishes to the band members and crew and their families for a speedy recovery. I know Texas weather can be the worst in winter times. I have been caught on I-20 on a couple of occassions in icy weather. Again, speedy recovery to the hardest working band in country music… . Randy Sitton.

  29. We are so glad nothing serious with everyone!! Hope all is well, and Bless you all..

  30. If he hasn’t already had hip surgery, and needs it, take a look at Dr Joel Matta, hip and pelvis clinic in Santa Monica. Fastest recovery on the planet, my mom was doing stairs the next day and has NO restrictions. Good luck!

  31. Hope everyone has a speedy recovery with no complications

  32. glad everyone’s ok, we were in robinsonville awaitig the show when we heard about accident we would like to be emailed when show will be rescheduled. thanks James& Mary Green

  33. Charlotte Kirby Dike November 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Grew up half block down from the English boys and even as teens & into their 20’s they used to jam in the backyard on occasion. We would walk down to the corner & listen for as long as they played. That had to have been in the late 60’s. I remember they played lots of surfer stuff & we begged them to play Wipeout all the time. Hope everyone is fine. Live close to Choctaw now & will probably try to see you all in February.

  34. God Bless America, and Willie Nelson and Family! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  35. Glad everyone is ok! My husband and I shut down our big truck just west of Wichita Falls Friday night because of Ice. There were wrecks all over US 287 and the reports were ice all the way to Amarillo. We decided not to take chances. Not only does it rain in Southern California, it ices in Texas!

    Be safe!

  36. I had the pleasure of meeting Paul English before a show at the Horseshoe Bossier City about 8 years ago – he could not have been friendlier or nicer to my wife and I. Prayers going out to he, Billy, Tom and the rest of the crew. Hope to catch another show soon!


    New London, TX

  37. I am sorry to hear of your misfortune. I hope all is well and am glad that no one was seriously injured.

  38. get well soon and happy holidays

  39. Very glad to hear there were no serious injuries. Hope everyone feels better soon.

    Michelle Bell

  40. we had tickets to willies show tonight at the walton arts center in fay, arkansas. will it be rescheduled?

  41. So thankful no major injuries in accident. Prayers continue from my family to yours for speedy recoveries. Love you all.

  42. I’m checking on the latest update on Paul’s condition, as he seemed to be the most seriously injured. He is such a nice man, and a big part of Willie’s family. Wishing him, and the others injured a very speedy recovery. Will see you in the road hopefully soon.

  43. Hope y’all are better , my wife and I went to the show in stafford tx , really had a great time, sounded great , got to play golf with Willie in march and got to talk to him wonderful man great smile ! Gave Bobbie the picture hope to see you guys soon


  45. When will Tunica be rescheduled for?

  46. Hope your in Maui, where the
    Turkey’s taste sweeter.
    Neighbour,4th year livening
    In my van in SoCo.
    Parking lot at the end of Music Lane
    God Bless All.
    Arlin need a Song Writer?Avail. For maintainable and Night Watchman.
    Ask Davis E., Matt Hubbard , who
    The hell I am.
    My bus broken down at Boat and
    Storage just outside Paleface.
    Just a Songwriter ,no one to sing
    The songs I say.
    Peaceful solution Hugh!
    Doug N Elvis ( service Golden)
    Epileptic from 9:11:012 assault.

  47. Willie!! Arcata want’s you and welcomes you forever. no crash now..happy all is well!

  48. Humboldt is ready to see you!

  49. FYI, I was at a BB King concert 8 Dec 2013. At the end of the concert BB told us about the the Band Bus Wreck and told everyone to put Willies Band in our prayers. From one classy musician to another. Gods speed, get well soon.

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