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Songwriters bus damaged in Ireland accident

Thursday, February 23, 2012 – A bus carrying three artists touring Ireland and the United Kingdom as part of the CMA Songwriter Series was involved in an accident Thursday although no one was hurt.

A passenger car collided with the rear end of a Gibson Bus carrying performers Whisperin' Bill Anderson, Bob DiPiero and Clint Black.

The entertainers were on their way to do a live concert at Whelan's in Dublin when the accident occurred. None of the performers or crew members were injured and bus damage was minor. However, it did cause a 30-minute delay in the show's start time.

Anderson said, "This accident happened when we were all on a Gibson Bus, but it turned out to only be a fender-bender - thank goodness." Both Gibson and Fender are guitar manufacturers.

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