Grascals bus driver recalls Nashville flood

The Nashville flooding of early May may have receded from the forefront of many people’s minds, but for Stuart “Stubob” Myrick, bus driver for The Grascals, it is seared into his memory.

Stubob was featured recently on eTrucker.com, where he shared his story about navigating the band bus through the rising waters. From the article…

The band was one of the last to play the Opry stage in Nashville before floodwaters left it a wreck May 2. Coming off a west-coast run of shows with Hank Williams Jr., Myrick was there the night of May 1 to drive the band members back to their customary meeting location, then the 30 or so minutes to his home just outside Nashville near Gallatin. As after most Saturday-night in-town gigs, Myrick headed to Gallatin to park the bus behind the College Heights Baptist Church, of which he and his wife of 34 years, Kandy, are members, to make the Sunday morning service. Little did he know, he’d be parked there for the next day and a half.

Here’s video of Myrick telling his tale:

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Raised-Up

    Sure will be glad to see “Stubob” negotiate the trip to the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia, come December 18, 2010 when the Grascals perform during a taping of Song of the Mountains. Joining the Grascals will be Jubal’s Kin and Alathea and Chuck Odum. SOTM is now in its sixth season, airing on PBS to some 64 million viewers, annually, and looking forward to welcoming Doc Watson and Jeff Little (September 4) and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (October 2).