ATLANTA — Paul Walker is not only being remembered onscreen, but in music too: The tribute song for him, “See You Again,” hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart Thursday.
The song from rapper Wiz Khalifa and budding singer Charlie Puth is from the soundtrack for “Furious 7,” the latest installment in the “Fast & Furious” film series that featured Walker.
Puth, 23, sings the emotional hook on the song. As he wrote “See You Again,” the singer thought about a friend who died around the same time as Walker. From there, the words came easily.
It took him about 10 minutes to write the hook of the song paying homage to Walker, who was killed in a car crash in 2013. Puth and Khalifa beat out a number of artists who submitted their lyrics and vocals for a Walker tribute song.
GARLAND, Texas — A tour bus for superstar country group Lady Antebellum has caught fire along an interstate near Dallas, but no one was injured.
Singer Hillary Scott posted on the group’s Facebook page that she, her husband, their tour manager and the driver were on the Dallas-bound bus when a tire caught fire Thursday morning.
Scott says everyone safely evacuated, writing “EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SOUND.” She signed the post “hillary.”
Garland police say the driver stopped the bus after the tire blew, and the vehicle caught fire on Interstate 30 just east of Dallas. Police confirm that nobody was injured.
Lady Antebellum is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at Sundays 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The show is being held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, near Dallas.