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Lady Antebellum tour bus carrying Hillary Scott catches fire in Texas

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum 'safe and sound' after tour bus burns up outside Dallas

A tour bus carrying Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and three others caught fire northeast of Dallas on Thursday, and while the vehicle was seriously damaged, those on board were unscathed.

"Hey guys, we had a crazy morning on the way to Dallas today," the singer wrote on Instagram, where she posted a picture of the charred vehicle. "Our bus tire caught on fire and we had to evacuate very quickly. EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SOUND.

The 29-year-old said she was riding with husband Chris Tyrell, the group's tour manager and the bus driver.

"Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped put this fire out and keep us safe," Scott wrote. "Love you all!!!!"

The bus was on I-30 coming from Nashville, according to NBCDFW.com, and headed for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, where the American Country Music Awards will be held Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (where the Dallas Cowboys play). The group's rep told the TV station that it wasn't their usual bus.

Lady Antebellum, which also includes Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, is slated to perform at the ACMs. The band is also up for vocal group of the year.

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