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Jerrod Niemann's Tour Bus Burns Following Charity Performance
Jerrod Niemann
Jerrod Niemann
Jerrod Niemann, his band and crew escaped injury Tuesday night (March 6) when their tour bus exploded and caught fire following a performance in Chattanooga, Tenn. Authorities are still investigating the case, the latest in a series of accidents involving country artists' tour buses. According to WRCB-TV/Chattanooga, Niemann and members of his entourage were on the bus outside the Tivoli Theater following his performance at Heartstrings for Hope, a concert benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Initially, Niemann thought a heater on the bus was smoking, but after a friend urged everyone on the bus to get out, an explosion took place and the back of the bus was burned. The concert bill featured Joey & Rory and Chris Young, among others. Randy Houser canceled his appearance to be with his wife and their son who was born earlier Tuesday. American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina filled in for him at the concert which also featured a surprise appearance by Ronnie Dunn. In March 2010, Houser and his band lost their music gear, clothing and personal belongings in a bus fire prior to a performance in Isle of the Palms, S.C. In January, Lee Brice and his band lost part of their wardrobe when their bus caught fire while parked outside a venue at a concert in Mesa, Ariz.
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