Despite the roads being mostly clear after a recent snow shower, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, a Chevrolet Impala hit some black ice and spun around in the middle of the highway. When it first happened, an 18 wheeler in front of them blocked their view. He was able to move over into the other lane, but The Williamsons’ bus was not able to change lanes due to another truck directly beside them. They weren’t driving very fast, but still were not able to get the bus totally shut down because of the slick road conditions. As a result, the group’s bus broadsided the car and shoved it about 40 feet down the highway.
Group manager, Donnie Williamson stated,
“No one seemed to be hurt, praise the Lord! A man in the car was taken to the hospital, but it appeared that he was just shaken up. The driver had a bump on his head but didn’t even go to the hospital. No one on the bus suffered any injury. God is so good and his protective hand was on us.”
The impact shoved the frame of the bus inward a bit, and the door was unable to be opened. They were able to continue driving the bus to a repair shop in Springfield, Tennessee, at least getting that much of the damage repaired. The group is currently heading back to their home in Oklahoma. They are requesting that all of their friends keep them in prayer that they will make the right decisions on how to proceed with getting the rest of the repairs completed.
About The Williamsons
The Williamsons began sharing the Gospel through music in 1998 as The Homesteaders Quartet. The dream of Donnie Williamson was to form a group to sing classic Gospel music on a limited basis. What he wanted to do never occurred. From the group’s onset their demand was overwhelming. Soon they were performing more than 100 dates a year. For the past several years The Williamsons have been in full time Christian ministry and entertainment and have traveled across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Their music has been in national charts and were they honored to be nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Favorite Group awards at the Absolutely Gospel Fan Awards. Absolutely Gospel also named them as one of the Top Ten Groups to Watch, as well as in the Top Ten for Best New Mixed Group in the Singing News Fan Awards.
Their high energy musical style appeals to people of all ages. The versatility of The Williamsons is evident through the wide variety of musical styles they perform. There is always something for everyone. The marketing of their performances targets families and not just fans of any particular type of music. Spending an evening with The Williamsons is sure to be one that will lift you up, bless you, and entertain you all at the same time. Their primary desire is to share the Gospel in such a way that those in attendance who do not know Jesus Christ will come to know him before the program is over.