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Country Star Jerrod Niemann

Flips Out As Tour Bus Explodes

3/7/2012 7:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Country superstar Jerrod Niemann-- the guy who sings "Lover, Lover" -- is lucky to be alive ... after his tour bus caught fire and then exploded after a performance in Tennessee.

According to reports, Niemann -- along with his band, his father and his uncle -- had just got on the bus when his friend Lee Brice warned everyone about a possible fire on board. 

Everyone quickly got off the bus ... and a short time later there was an explosion followed by a fireball that engulfed the back of the bus.

As the bus was burning, Jerrod, Lee and another friend whipped out their middle fingers and took a pretty rock star pic in front of the blaze. Jerrod later tweeted, "Thank the good Lord that @leebrice was here tonite or I'd be Freddy Krueger."

Officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

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c    

@Me, no he isn't he is in the middle

960 days ago
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SYLVI212    

What a classy looking bunch of guys. I quit posing like that in pictures when I left high school.

960 days ago
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tre    

the back of the bus is throwing out fireballs HEY EVERYBODY! never mind the buildings and other surroundings MAJOR PHOTO OPP! grab your drinks and wave the bird!!!!

960 days ago
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Lovin Life    

Wow...talk about people being critical! Haha! I love their music...they are amazing song writers as well as musicians! Life is too short to be stressed about things you have no control over...great picture!!! Keep the country hits coming...

960 days ago
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PaulWS    

No idea who this is, but sings he sings country "music" I'm disappointed that he and the other rednecks were not inside at the time.

960 days ago
36.

Fallopia Lopez    

Sigh. More crap swept off the TMZ floor and presented as news. You can always tell when it's slow: TMZ starts saying things like "Superstar" and "Jacked" and "Stud" to describe about whom you've never heard.

960 days ago
37.

PaulWS    

No idea who this is, but sings he sings country "music" I'm disappointed that he and the other rednecks were not inside at the time.

960 days ago
38.

Carol    

Country superstar? I've been a country music fan all my life and I've never heard of him.

960 days ago
39.

J    

Unfortunate none of them were on the bus while it was burning. Tragic indeed.

960 days ago
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J    

Unfortunate none of them were inside the bus as this was going on. Tragic indeed.

960 days ago
41.

Flying Blind    

Never heard of him or them or whatever they are.

960 days ago
42.

Barb    

Hmmm. Thanking the "Good Lord" in one breath, then giving out an expletive the next. Today's Christian.

960 days ago
43.

Billy Bob    

They don't looks surprised at all their bus is burning. Almost like they set the fire on purpose and said FU to whoever foots the bill.

960 days ago
44.

Sandy    

How childish can you get and then want to be accepted as a star?

959 days ago
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Paul Majors    

fyi - The other guys in the picture (LEE BRICE & JON STONE) are 2 of the TOP SONGWRITERS in Country Music!!! Lee Brice (his current single "A Woman Like You" is #14 on Country Billboard. Jon has co-written many top 10 hits!

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