Tuesday, January 3, 2023
– Bluegrass artist Becky Isaacs is recovering from a head-on crash on Dec. 15 that left one person dead.
Isaac, vocalist and guitar player for The Isaacs family band, broke her left tibia and three ribs.
"There are no words to express my gratitude for the outpouring of love from family, friends, the church community and the entertainment industry," said Isaacs. "I am grateful to the first responders and to the incredible doctors, nurses and staff at Skyline Medical Center for the exceptional care that has been shown to me and my family. I am forever humbled by it all."
"In spite of the challenges that lay ahead, my faith is strong because I know the hand of God will not lead me where His grace will not keep me. My prayers go out to the family of the gentleman who lost his life in the accident."
On Dec. 15, Isaacs was hit head-on in a two car collision in Hendersonville, Tenn., leaving one person dead. Isaacs who was traveling alone at the time, was given immediate care by Hendersonville-based first responders.
Isaacs was taken to Skyline Medical Center for a surgery to insert a plate and nine screws in her right tibia and full reconstruction of her right knee. Her left tibia was fractured, and she also suffered three fractured ribs. She will be in rehab and unable to put any weight on either leg for four to six weeks.
The Isaacs' remaining December concerts were cancelled, and the band will use a substitute for Isaacs over the next six to eight weeks. The medical team expects she will be back on stage by the end of February depending on progress during rehabilitation.
The Isaacs will be touring with Reba McEntire starting March 9 in Jacksonville, Fla.
"Becky has a long road to recovery but with the determination she has and the fighter we know her to be, we are praying for and expecting a full recovery," said the Isaacs family. "We know God has been with her through it all. Thank you for the love and continued prayers for her and our family."
Cards and well wishes can be sent to:
P.O. Box 370
Goodlettsville, TN 37070
Friends set up a GoFundMe to help with medical expenses: Friends of Becky Isaacs GoFundMe
Isaacs often writes with sister Sonya and has had songs recorded by many fellow artists. Sonya and Becky penned "Heroes," which won Bluegrass Song of the Year from the Dove Awards, "Waiting in the Water," "Your Cries Have Awoken The Master" and "A Miracle Today." She has also provided backing vocals for a variety of artists including Paul Simon, Alabama, Dolly Parton, Don Williams, Merle Haggard, Trace Adkins, and Russ Taff.
Isaacs released her first solo album, "Songs That Pulled Me Through The Tough Times" on Oct. 29, 2022.