Her slow recovery included 40 surgical procedures over the next four months.
Taylor left Grady Memorial Hospital on June 26, 2001 and moved into a private rehabilitation facility in Atlanta.
"All I wanted was to live to see my boys again," Taylor told Finally, on July 17, 2001, Taylor was reunited with her sons in Florida. I'm not making any decisions right now about it. I am much more interested in life."Later that year, Taylor made her first public appearance since the accident as a presenter at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards.
Taylor was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Ken and Barbara Taylor, a highway patrol lieutenant and a photographer, respectively.
Taylor landed a spot with Irene Marie, a top Miami agency.'s Elizabeth Sporkin.
However, Taylor suffered from an abuse of prescription drugs.
Her problems started with a prescription to Xanax for general anxiety and progressed to the painkiller Vicodin.
Several people reported incidents in which she fell asleep at restaurants, and in February of 2001, Taylor checked herself into a 28-day rehabilitation program in Maryland.
The marriage ended in a bitter divorce two years later.
Taylor's seemingly charmed life was struck by tragedy when she discovered the lifeless body of her younger sister, Krissy, at the family home on July 2, 1995.
Their relationship was one of the better kept secrets in country music, as they somehow avoided gossip pages.