Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood Say Manager Tipped Them Off to Bus Fire
Scott, her husband and tour manager were traveling from Nashville to Dallas to attend the awards ceremony, which takes place Sunday (April 19) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. They were headed westbound on I-30 in Garland, Texas when the bus blew a tire and subsequently caught fire.
Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex caught up with the group in Dallas on Friday (April 17), where they were preparing for the show. He asked Scott's bandmates how they got the news.
"Our tour manager called," Charles Kelley says. "He said, 'Hey, you're about to probably see this all over the news. We saw it really early, got her out, got everybody out.' It's just kind of scary when you see it afterwards. If they hadn't got it, noticed it early ... but I'm just glad everyone was safe."
"Thankfully, she's fine," adds Dave Haywood.
Scott says her personal belongings all got burned up except her bible. She says the incident has deepened her faith.
The trio are going forward with their planned performance on the awards show, which airs Sunday night.
"We get to perform our new single, "Long Stretch of Love." That's what we're really fired up about," Kelley says. "We got to rehearse it, and the staging's really cool this year. We've got some really cool production elements."
The trio are also nominated for Vocal Group of the Year in the 2015 ACM Awards.
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