Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott involved in tour bus fire

Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley (left) and Dave Haywood.
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Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley (left) and Dave Haywood.

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

By MELISSA RUGGIERI

It was a bit of a scary morning for Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, when her tour bus caught fire on a road trip to Dallas.

Scott, her husband Chris Tyrrell, the band’s tour manager and tour bus driver were traveling from Nashville for the American Country Music Awards on Sunday when one of the bus’s tires caught fire.

Scott, who performs in the Grammy-winning band with Augusta natives Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, posted an Instagram photo of the charred ride and a note assuring fans that everyone was OK.

"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!!!!"

Lady Antebellum is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at the ACMs, competing against Atlanta’s Zac Brown Band, Georgia-rooted Little Big Town, The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts.

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Garland firefighters extinguish a fire on a tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum, Thursday, April 16, 2015 on eastbound I-30 in Garland, Texas. Singer Hillary Scott posted on the group's Facebook page that she, her husband, their tour manager and the driver were on the Dallas-bound bus when a tire caught fire. Scott says everyone safely evacuated, Garland police say the driver stopped the bus after the tire blew, and the vehicle caught fire on Interstate 30 just east of Dallas. Police confirm that nobody was injured. (Ron Baselice/The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES The aftermath of the bus fire. Photo: AP.

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Garland firefighters extinguish a fire on a tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum, Thursday, April 16, 2015 on eastbound I-30 in Garland, Texas. Singer Hillary Scott posted on the group's Facebook page that she, her husband, their tour manager and the driver were on the Dallas-bound bus when a tire caught fire. Scott says everyone safely evacuated, Garland police say the driver stopped the bus after the tire blew, and the vehicle caught fire on Interstate 30 just east of Dallas. Police confirm that nobody was injured. (Ron Baselice/The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES The aftermath of the bus fire. Photo: AP.
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Garland firefighters extinguish a fire on a tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum, Thursday, April 16, 2015 on eastbound I-30 in Garland, Texas. Singer Hillary Scott posted on the group's Facebook page that she, her husband, their tour manager and the driver were on the Dallas-bound bus when a tire caught fire. Scott says everyone safely evacuated, Garland police say the driver stopped the bus after the tire blew, and the vehicle caught fire on Interstate 30 just east of Dallas. Police confirm that nobody was injured. (Ron Baselice/The Dallas Morning News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES The aftermath of the bus fire. Photo: AP.

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

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