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Drake Milligan Bounces Back After Scary Tour Bus Crash, Vows to Cherish Every Show

Drake Milligan at the 2023 CMT AwardsGetty Images for CMT

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Drake Milligan, the rising country crooner and America’s Got Talent alum, made a triumphant return to the stage at Stagecoach after a harrowing tour bus crash. The 24-year-old singer, still recovering from the accident that occurred in mid-April, expressed his gratitude and determination to appreciate every show going forward.

Tragic Bus Crash Gave Drake Milligan a New View on Performing

It was a night of mixed emotions as Milligan performed on the main stage of Stagecoach, marking his first show since the terrifying tour bus crash. Despite enduring injuries along with his bandmates, Milligan’s unwavering spirit shone through as he took the stage with passion and gratitude.

The frightening incident served as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every opportunity. With a renewed sense of gratitude, Milligan vowed to make the most of each performance, embracing the stage with a newfound appreciation for the power of music.

Milligan’s journey to recovery was met with an outpouring of support from fans and well-wishers alike. Taking to Instagram shortly after the accident, Milligan expressed gratitude for the love and concern shown during their trying time.

Returning to the stage at Stagecoach, Milligan felt a sense of joy and accomplishment. Performing alongside his bandmates once again, he cherished the opportunity to share their music and connect with the audience.

The Singer Expresses Interest in Yellowstone Role

After recently making his debut at the Stagecoach Music Festival 2023, Milligan revealed his aspiration to return to acting if the “right role came along.” Expressing particular interest in joining the cast of the popular Taylor Sheridan and his movies, including Yellowstone, 1883, and 1923.

Reflecting on his AGT journey, Milligan acknowledged the incredible growth and response he has received from fans since his time on the show. The experience not only prepared him for moments like Stagecoach but also instilled in him the confidence to deliver exceptional live performances. Despite potential criticism that shows like AGT may not fully embrace genre artists like Milligan, he remains true to himself and his country lifestyle.

Looking ahead, Milligan envisions the ultimate dream of sharing the stage with country music legends like Alan Jackson, George Strait Travis, or one of his other heroes. With his undeniable talent and unwavering passion, Milligan continues to carve a remarkable path in both the music and acting realms, poised to captivate audiences with his authenticity and versatile artistry.

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