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Shenandoah's Tour Bus Catches Fire

Shenandoah’s Tour Bus Catches Fire

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NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) The band Shenandoah took a break from its 30th Anniversary Tour when its tour bus caught fire on the interstate in Forest city, Ark., early Saturday.

The fire was believed to be caused by a faulty turbo. The city’s firefighters were able to smother the flames and stop the fire from spreading, but the band was unable to board the bus because of the smoke but were traveling back home and are said to all be back in their domiciles.

“It’s one of the things you always know is possible. You certainly never want it to happen, but it does, and it did. The biggest concern is the safety of the guys we run the highways with,” frontman Marty Raybon said. “The bus is just a piece of machinery that gets you from one point to the other. We’re so truly grateful no one was injured, and The Lord was watching over us. I don’t want us to ever keep the road that hot again. I do say that with a hardy chuckle!”

Not all is bad for the ACM award winners. Their single “That’s Where I Grew Up” debuted as the second-most-added on the Music Row Chart with 29 first-week adds, marking Shenandoah’s best radio debut in 20 years. The band formed in Muscle Shoals, Ala., in 1985.

2018 Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour Dates:

 July 3 – Gunnison, CO – The I Bar Ranch

July 7 – Zanesville, OH – The Smiling Goat Saloon

July 14 – Ranger, TX – Moonshine Ranch

July 15 – New Braunfels, TX – River Road Ice House

July 19 – Valley Center, CA – Harrah’s Resort SoCal – Dive

July 26 – Livingston, MT – Music Ranch Montana

July 27 – Denison, TX – Heritage Park Music on Main

July 28 – Benkelman, NE – Dundy County Fair

July 29 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Aug 1 – Gallipolis, OH – Gallia County Fair

Aug 10 – Bluefield, WV – Brushfork Armory

Aug 11 – Grundy, VA – Buchanan Co Festival

Aug 22 – Centre Hall, PA – Grange Fair

Aug 25 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre

Sept 1 – Hurricane Mills, TN – Loretta Lynn Ranch

Sept 6 – Greenville, TX – Texan Theater

Sept 8 – Gail, TX – Coyote Country Store

Sept 22 – Gadsden, AL – Hokes Bluff Festival

Sept 26 – Jacksonville, AL – Jackson State University

Sept 29 – McKinney, TX – Hank’s Texas Grill

Oct 5 – Gonzales, TX – Come And Take It Celebration

Oct 11 – Greenville, AL – The Ritz Stage

Oct 13 – Cadiz, KY – Renaissance Stage

Oct 19 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Country Tonite Theatre

Oct 26 – Fort Smith, AR – Kay Rogers Park

Oct 27 – Waxahachie, TX – Texas Country Reporter Festival

Nov 3 – Springfield, GA – Springfield Fall Festival

Nov 8 – Somerset, KY – Center for Rural Development

Nov 24 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns

Nov 30 – Lake Junaluska, NC – Art of Music Festival at Stewart Auditorium

Dec 2 – Florence, AL – Faith Church

Dec 15 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand

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