On March 12th, Brantley Gilbert’s tour bus caught on fire while being driven from Canada back into the United States. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident but the bus and its contents were deemed a total loss. To the “One Hell of an Amen” singer’s dismay, he lost several guitars, photographs, stage clothes, and notes in the fire.
As can be understood, the Georgia native’s tour bus carried sentimental value and was much more than just a means of transportation to the artist. “It’s not so much like, ‘Awww, your bus burned down.’ It’s more like, ‘Man, my house burned down.’ So it’s been interesting … Anybody that knows me will tell you that I get real attached to my bus,” the country music singer shared with Rare Country. “I spend a lot of time on it, and if [wife] Amber and [baby boy] Barrett aren’t home, I sleep in the bus. It’s just my place. It’s kind of like my little sanctuary, so I feel like I kinda lost an old friend a little bit, but we’ll build another another one.”
Gilbert posted an Instagram video displaying the burning bus with the caption, “Hey, y’all … adding pyro back into the set … working out details now…,” he joked. “In all seriousness … thankful no one was injured … bus drivers are safe … I’m safe … see y’all back on the road soon …”
Brantley and his crew had just finished renovations to make the old tour bus more comfortable for his son, Barrett, and wife, Amber. “We had it built with [Barrett] in mind comin’ and we had just finished all the baby aspects of the bus and got it just perfect,” he added.
Of course this minor setback will not prevent Brantley Gilbert from playing any upcoming shows on his The Ones That Like Me Tour. In fact, the country singer announced the shows this weekend in Kissimmee, Florida, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, are still on the docket. Check out his official website for more information, tour dates and locations as well as tickets.
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