Country singer Dierks Bentley has Lady Antebellum star Charles Kelley to thank for saving his classic car after the motor burst into flames outside a party on Tuesday night (18Jan11).
The 1967 Chevy Camaro was a gift from Bentley's wife Cassidy for the couple's anniversary last month (Dec10) - and the country star had only driven it a couple of times.
But an engine fault sparked the blaze while the classic car was being valet parked outside Nashville, Tennessee's Whiskey Kitchen club.
Bentley bumped into Kelley as he entered the venue and the Need You Now singer insisted on seeing his new ride.
When the two pals reached the car park, the motor was already in flames and, as Bentley stood speechless, Kelley leaped into action.
Bentley says, "The valet guy was still in it, trying to pop the hood. My brain was not even processing it. I was in shock. But Charles saw a guy from the bar who had access to a fire extinguisher and said, 'Get over here.'
"Charles definitely came to the rescue... If I had not bumped into Charles last night, my new car might not have made it."
The classic car is now in the repair shop.