Over the weekend (Saturday, Jan. 21), Lee Brice was the latest country star to fall victim to an unexpected bus fire that destroyed his home on wheels. After pulling into Toby Keith‘s I Love This Bar and Grill restaurant in Mesa, Ariz., the back end of Brice’s Prevost tour bus caught on fire, but everyone escaped with minimal damage. Brice is now reflecting on the scare.
The Eli Young Band experienced another first in their careers on Monday afternoon (Jan. 23) as they sat in the spotlight at their very first No. 1 party in Nashville, honoring their recent chart-topping single, ‘Crazy Girl.’
The feat was a long time coming for the Texas-based band who started their musical journey well over a decade ago. ”I’m kind of glad it’s happened the way it has, just because we’ve been able to develop our craft of songwriting,” the band’s guitar player James Young told Taste of Country prior to the party starting. “We’ve just had a lot of fun learning how to be a band for the past 12 years. This is just icing on the cake.”
“I think with everything that goes along with having a No. 1, we wouldn’t have been able to deal with it [if it happened right away in our career],” added frontman Mike Eli. “We would have had deer in the headlight looks … it would’ve been horrible [laughs]!”