When it comes to being a touring musician, your tour bus is pretty much your lifeline.
I mean it’s simple, the band basically lives in the bus for the year, and that’s how ya get from point A to point B and make shows in time, and if there are issues with it, then you might end up having to cancel a show because of it.
Not to mention, these things ain’t cheap, either.
So, my condolences go out to Mike Ryan and his band, because this is brutal.
For those who aren’t familiar, Ryan is a Texas country artist, and I highly suggest you get on his music if you haven’t yet because the guy has some bangers in his arsenal.
But, back to the story.
A video was shared to the TikTok account Hunterparody, Ryan’s guitar and pedal steel player, showing the back end of his tour bus completely up in flames in Birmingham, Alabama.
He shared in the caption:
“YOU’RE MY BOY BLUE! Old School was the last movie I watched in the bus. Blue was more than a bus. Blue was our friend and he shall always be remembered as such.”
Prayers up for Mike Ryan and his band during this difficult and trying time
But in other news, Ryan and the boys just made their Grand Ole Opry debut a few weeks back, and released his third studio album back in October titled Longcut, so be sure to check it out while you’re at it.