Country music band’s tour bus catches fire while traveling to awards


GARLAND, TEXAS —A member of the country music band Lady Antebellum and others were forced to jump off their tour bus when it blew a tire and caught fire, according to officials and posts to social media.

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According to WYFF News 4’ sister station NBC 5 in Dallas, Lady Antebellum’s tour bus caught fire while heading from Nashville to Dallas on Interstate 30 in Garland, Texas Thursday morning.

The bus was transporting band member Hillary Scott, her husband and her tour manager to the American Country Music Awards at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington when it blew a tire and caught fire, according to her post on social media.

Scott posted on Instagram: “Hey guys, we had a crazy morning on the way to Dallas today. Our bus tire caught on fire and we had to evacuate very quickly. EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SOUND. It was me, my husband, our tour manager, and driver. Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped put this fire out and keep us safe. Love you all!!!! ~hillary”