The past two years alone have included real-life nightmares for a number of country music stars. One moment they're rolling along an open highway, the next they or their crew are being rattled around like nuts in a can. In some cases, these frightening bus accidents occurred while the bus was stopped for rest, sending the artist and their crew into the night with only pajamas on.

Since 2011, five fires have destroyed country tour buses. Another was obliterated by a tornado, and four more were involved in accidents ranging from scary to horrific. It may seem like a pretty sweet life, driving from state to state to play for fans every night. But with millions of miles spent on the road every year, the top singers in country music are always just a wrong turn, a coffee spill or a rain slick away from getting a lesson in how precious life is.

More From Taste of Country