Chesney’s Bus Bash

Country singer Kenny Chesney, along with his band and crew, recently escaped what could have been serious injuries when their tour bus skidded off the road near Ft. Payne, Alabama, and into some nearby concrete. Fortunately, there were no physical injuries, but some of the band’s equipment was damaged. The bus reportedly skidded off the wet Interstate 59 while en route to a show in Albany, Georgia. Chesney explained that the bus must have skidded about 600 feet off the grass on the shoulder of the road and did a 180-degree turn before the back end of the bus bashed into the concrete. Although the Albany show was canceled, Chesney and his crew managed to make their Rome, Georgia show the following Sunday. Only a week prior to the accident, University of Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning, who’s become pals with Chesney, joined the Chesney entourage on the bus for a show in Bristol, Tennessee. During the show, Manning actually joined Chesney on stage to help sing the chorus of “Back Where I Come From.”