Joe Nichols Siphons Gas To Make It To Studio On Time In 'Gas-Dry' Music City
September 23, 2008 at 3:24 PM (PT)
UNIVERSAL RECORDS SOUTH artist JOE NICHOLS had to be extremely resourceful today (09/23). Caught up in the NASHVILLE ‘gas crunch,’ from HURRICANE IKE, JOE, like everyone else in MUSIC CITY has been forced to ‘troll’ for gas and wait in long lines that have been estimated to run as long as 6 hr.s at one station last week.
When JOE had to get to the studio today his ‘good car,’ was on EMPTY, so being the adaptable Country boy that he is, he siphoned some gas out of his trusty old truck- his beloved 1975 orange SILVERADO. With no windows, large rust holes and no air-conditioning, JOE refers to the vehicle as ‘Rusty.’
Instead of driving ‘Rusty,’ he was able to siphon gas into the other car with time to spare- "Usually I wouldn't mind driving my old truck into town," NICHOLS explained. "But with the gas shortage in NASHVILE and all the TRIPLE A people tied up rescuing stranded motorists with no gas, I couldn't risk running out of gas AND the sides of the truck falling off on the interstate. She's called 'Rusty' for a reason-- the rust is about all that's holding her together.”
NICHOLS made it to the studio on time and is scheduled to play the OPRY this evening.