Gary LeVox, lead singer for award-winning country band Rascal Flatts, avoided injury after the tour bus he was traveling in caught fire early Saturday morning.
LeVox shared the news along with a video on social media saying, "My bus caught on fire this mornin on my way to a hunting trip. My brother Kevin and I got out. It happened so quick and could have been a different story if the ammunition would have caught fire. What a way to start 2018. Thank you lord for your covering this mornin!"
In the video, LeVox can be heard explaining the situation as he stands at the bus door and smoke fills the cab. Gary explains, "This is our Louisiana trip. Rifle Point and our bus is on fire." The reference to Rifle Point suggests that their final destination was the Rifle Point Plantation, a popular Louisiana destination for bow hunters.
Gary can also be heard telling someone off camera that they are located in the middle of the Homochitto National Forest in Mississippi, about a one hour drive from the Rifle Point Plantation.
Gary later posted a photo of their salvaged belongings piled up in a ditch with a caption that read, "Not where I was wanting to watch the sunrise."
Saturday morning's tour bus fire was the first for 2018, but is one of many that has happened to country acts in the last few years. Chris Lane, Eli Young Band, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann, Toby Keith, Canaan Smith and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott have all experienced bus fires in recent years. Thankfully all have escaped unharmed.
We're thankful that Gary LeVox and his brother are okay! And we look forward to seeing Rascal Flatts back on the road later this year.
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