Joe Nichols Feels the Backlash Of Ike!
While Texas area oil refineries recover from the devastation of Hurricane Ike, gas supplies to Nashville nearly dried up last Friday. Caught in the crunch, Joe Nichols was forced to do something a bit unpleasant - syphon gas. As Joe tells it, he was scheduled in the studio to record some new material for his next album, but the gas tank on his "good car" was on empty. Throughout Music City there was almost no gas to be had, so Joe had to syphon some out of his beloved farm truck, a 1975 orange Chevy Silverado named "Rusty." Nichols shares, "Usually I wouldn't mind driving my old truck into town, but with the gas shortage in Nashville 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!"