Country Duo That Met on ‘The Voice’ Has Tour Bus Catch Fire on Road

by Brianna Vacca
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Duo Pryor & Lee ran into a bit of bad luck this weekend. Unfortunately, this past weekend their bus burst into flames. The good news, everybody involved is okay.

Flames and all, the duo kept their spirits high and posed next to the bus smiling from ear to ear roadside. The two shared to their Instagram a series of mini-clips and photos surveying the scene. The first scene confessed, “We had a little fire today,” while the second clip documented a firefighter. Another selfie shared, “Roadside selfie with the burning bus.”

It’s unclear what started the fire and where the band actually was. Their tour calendar pins them on the map somewhere along the Carolinas but it’s unclear where this actually happened. Right now, Pryor & Lee are wrapping up their run on the Right Now Tour. The Right Now Tour is named after the pair’s single “Right Now” – the title track off of their upcoming EP coming out on November 19th.

Pryor & Lee, composed of Pryor Baird and Kaleb Lee, were two solo contestants on NBC’s The Voice. The two were roommates while on the show, and both were pursuing solo ventures. Now signed to Black River Entertainment, both the singer + songwriters became the first duo to be signed. Prior, Baird had released an EP “All Over Me” featuring songwriting credits from Easton Corbin, Tommy Carlisle, and Trent Willmon. Lee released a series of singles including singles “Cooler Weather,” and “I Need A Drink.” “I Dream in Southern” was written with Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Brandy Clark, and sung with Kelly Clarkson. As a pair, Pryor & Lee released their first debut single “Y’allsome,” written with songwriters JT Harding, Marv Green, and Rhett Atkins.

Country Music Bus Fires

This isn’t the first country music bus fire. There have been many over the years. In 2015, trio Lady A’s tour bus burst into flames on Interstate 30 in Garland. The bus was carrying singer Hillary Scott, her husband, and her tour manager when the bus blew a tire and caught fire. Everybody escaped safely.

February of 2020, country singer Neal McCoy also ran into this scenario. In Louisiana, while heading to Alexandria, his bus “Old Glory” caught fire and documented the whole thing. He says, “Physically, we are good. But that is the bus that has taken us a million miles, and it is ugly. “That is our lifeline, but we will live on. We’re just grateful everyone is okay and got out safely.”

2011, Randy Houser lost everything when his bus caught fire after a performance in Isle of the Palms in South Carolina. Nobody was hurt He writes, “Fire is out. Lost all my clothes. I’m pretty sad, but so thankful we all got off safely. That fire burned all through our home on wheels.”

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