Shenandoah (“Church On Cumberland Road”) was involved in a fiery bus crash on Saturday (June 7) in Beaumont, Texas.
The highway accident took place around 3AM, when the band was crossing the Neches River Bridge. An intoxicated driver crashed into the back of a fuel tank-carrying vehicle. The tank exploded and the Shenandoah tour bus, which was not far behind, drove through the flames and proceeded to sideswipe one of the vehicles.
“There was a big bang then we were sideswiped and engulfed in a huge fireball as big as a house,” Shenandoah drummer Mike McGuire says. “Witnesses behind us told authorities that the flames totally engulfed our bus at one point and you could not see it.”
The driver swerved, barely avoiding rolling the bus on its side. “If we hadn’t done that, we would’ve likely rolled off the bridge.”
A husband and wife were transported to a local hospital, and the intoxicated driver and passengers were uninjured. However, the driver will be charged for his actions, police say. Shenandoah’s tour bus was damaged due to the flames and collision.
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George Strait broke the record for most attendees at an indoor concert in North America on Saturday night (June 7). 104,793 fans joined him for the last stop of the Quicken Loans Presents: The Cowboy Rides Away Tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. King George welcomed eight superstar guests during the three-hour event, including Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride.
The reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed 40 songs.
George Strait Final Concert Set List:
‘Check Yes or No’
‘A Fire I Can’t Put Out’
‘Lovebug’ with Vince Gill
‘Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’ with Vince Gill
‘River of Love’
‘Fool Hearted Memory’ with Jason Aldean
‘Nobody in His Right Mind Would Have Left Her’ with Jason Aldean
‘I Saw God Today’
‘Cowboys Like Us’ with Eric Church
‘Easy Come Easy Go’ with Eric Church
‘The King of Breaking Hearts’
‘Marina Del Rey’
‘Here For A Good Time’ with Sheryl Crow
‘When Did You Stop Loving Me with Sheryl Crow
‘I Can Still Make Cheyenne’
‘Jackson’ with Martina McBride
‘Golden Ring’ with Martina McBride
‘Give It Away’
‘I Got A Car’
‘A Showman’s Life’ with Faith Hill
‘Let’s Fall To Pieces Together’ with Faith Hill
‘Blame It On Mexico’
‘Amarillo By Morning’ with Alan Jackson
‘Murder On Music Row’ with Alan Jackson
‘Give It All We Got Tonight’
‘How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls’ with Miranda Lambert
‘Run’ with Miranda Lambert
‘You Look So Good In Love’
‘I’ll Always Remember You’
‘Ocean Front Property’ with Kenny Chesney
‘The Fireman’ with Kenny Chesney
Lee Ann Womack performed her signature hit ”I Hope You Dance” at Maya Angelou‘s memorial service over the weekend (June 7) at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
After accidentally cutting his left hand with a kitchen knife while at home Thursday night, singer/songwriter Chris Young underwent surgery in Nashville Friday to repair damaged tendons. Young, who was released from the hospital this morning, is expected to fully heal and will return to playing guitar following his recovery and rehabilitation.