Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary Levox is counting his blessings after his tour bus went up in flames Saturday morning (Jan. 6)
Levox was on his way to Louisiana for a hunting trip with his brother when the bus caught fire. Luckily, it appears no one was hurt, but as the singer detailed in his Instagram post, there could have been a much more horrific outcome.
“My bus caught on fire this mornin on my way to a hunting trip,” Levox wrote on Instagram, along with a video of the fire. “My brother Kevin and I got out. It happened so quick and could have been a different story if the ammunition would have caught fire. What a way to start 2018. Thank you lord for your covering this mornin!”
He later shared a photo of his hunting gear on the side of the road next his tour bus. “Not where I was wanting to watch the sunrise,” he captioned the snap.
Levox will have plenty of time to hunt for a new bus before he and his bandmates return to the stage. Rascal Flatts’ next scheduled tour date is set for February 14 at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
Now we are finally going to do it, and I’d booked a airfare with a connecting flight. I was thrilled to be going to scout out real estate- until I saw the tinny Cessna plane we’d take from, Maui to the big Island. Attendants had weighed everyone and their baggage to make sure the plane would be balanced. “You can do this,” Jerry said as we took our seats among the other passengers. “I’ts only thirty minutes. “Then I saw the pilot. A man next to me murmured , “He doesn’t look old enough to drive a car , much less a plane.”
“We’ll bounce a bit in the wind until we get up to ten thousand feet ,” The pilot cheerfully announced . “Buckler up.”
We bumped, jerked and rocked through the sky. My heart pounded. Jerry gripped my hand, but that wasn’t enough. Pray ! I thought. But I was too scared. I couldn’t think of what to say. I whispered the only words that came to mind. “Our Father who art in heaven…” Slow and steady, visualizing each phrase, lingering over every word, I recited the prayer over and over, from beginning to end, keeping my eyes shut all the way. We touched down and I stumbled off the plane on shaky legs. Jerry and I spent a week looking at properties. Then I had to board that tiny plane again. I buckled in ,and waited for the panic. But it didn’t come. I knew how to keep myself calm now. “Our Father who art in heaven…”