Stargazing

Lady Antebellum tour bus goes up in flames

Lady Antebellum members (left to right) Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley.
Lady Antebellum members (left to right) Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley. Associated Press

Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott escaped injury Thursday morning when the group’s tour bus went up in flames on a Texas interstate.

Scott, who was on board with her husband, tour manager and the driver, told fans on social media that the fire started when one of the back tires caught on fire.

“Everyone is safe and sound,” Scott wrote in a message on Instagram and Twitter. “Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped put this fire out and keep us safe.

According to the NBC affiliate in Dallas, the bus caught fire on Interstate 30 in Garland as it made its way from Nashville to Dallas for this weekend’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

Publicist Mary Hilliard told the TV station that the bus is not the one Scott usually rides in, but did not say why the other bus was unavailable.

The fire closed several lanes of the interstate and clean-up was expected to take three to four hours.

By the way, the awards show on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys, is being promoted as the largest live awards show ever staged.

Stadium officials hope to break a Guinness world record by putting on the show in front of more than 60,000 people in the stadium.

  Comments