Country icons, Shenandoah, were out on their 30th-anniversary tour when things got a little too hot. The band’s tour bus caught fire.
Shenandoah were on the road in Forest City, Arkansas when the flames started. They had to call on Arkansas’ first responders for help. Luckily, firefighters were able to smother the flames and stop the fire from spreading but the band couldn’t board the bus again. Although it may have been an inconvenience, everyone did make it out, and home, safely.
“It’s one of the things you always know is possible. You certainly never want it to happen, but it does, and it did,” frontman Marty Raybon said. “The biggest concern is the safety of the guys we run the highways with. 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!”
Shenandoah will continue to tour for their 30th anniversary through Dec. 15. They’ve already played Nashville but there are dates that are close enough for a road trip. The band plays Chattanooga, Pigeon Forge, Pelham and a few other nearby dates through the tour. Full tour dates are available on their website.
The band is also working a brand new single. “That’s Where I Grew Up” is the newest single from their first new album in more than two decades, Reloaded. Grab your own copy of that record with “That’s Where I Grew Up,” “Noise” and several other tracks Shenandoah fans know and love.