One Killed In Crash Involving Tour Bus Carrying Josh Turner’s Road Crew

A tour bus carrying members of Josh Turner’s road crew was involved in a crash on Wednesday (Sept. 18) in…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 19, 2019


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Josh Turner; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Outback Concerts

A tour bus carrying members of Josh Turner’s road crew was involved in a crash on Wednesday (Sept. 18) in California, killing one and injuring seven, The Associated Press reports.

The country and gospel singer and his band were not on the bus.

The incident occurred on Highway 46 in San Luis Obispo County. The bus was reportedly traveling eastbound late Wednesday night when it crashed in Shandon.

According to media reports, the crash followed a Josh Turner concert at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles.

Additional details, including the names of those injured and deceased, have not been released at this time.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.