Emerson Drive in upcoming "Nancy" comic strip
Thursday, March 30, 2006
– Emerson Drive will make the funnies next week.
Emerson Drive will join the world of Nancy, Sluggo and Aunt Fritzi in the "Nancy" comic strip on Tuesday, April 4.
A country music fan, "Nancy" creator Guy Gilchrist often mentions country artists in the strip and decided to include Emerson Drive in an upcoming column as a thank you for the group's charitable efforts.
"Emerson Drive is one of Aunt Fritzi and Nancy's favorite bands," explains Gilchrist. "In the Nancy strip, Aunt Fritzi writes an entertainment column for newspapers and magazines, so I thought it would be fun to put a reminder note on her refrigerator to interview Emerson Drive for an upcoming column. Emerson Drive does a lot to support charitable causes and this is our small way of saying 'Thanks'."
Emerson Drive released a new single, "A Good Man." They are touring the country and gearing up for the release of their brand new Midas Records Nashville CD slated for a summer release.
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