Posts Tagged ‘Truck Driving songs’
As many of you know, here at The Country Classics we’ve been working on three video collections. Let me tell you about Vodpod, the video service we use. Yesterday, February 11, 2010, the 750,000th member registered at Vodpod. When I first visited the site, my goal was to build a video library of classic country music and traditional country music.
As The Country Classics continues to honor America’s truck driving men and women we go back to 1989. Country music was long overdue for a truck driving song at #1 on the charts. A song written by Dan Seals and Bob McDill hit it big. “Big Wheels In The Moonlight” went to number 1.
Back in 1987 I bought a David Lynn Jones CD titled “Hard Times on Easy Street”. One truck driving song prompted me to buy the CD, and it was Bonnie Jean (Little Sister). Many of you might remember the words “Peter built a truck for a man to drive” and some other nice words to the song. “She was in love with Kenny and Jimmy and Mack” sang David in this song about a woman truck driver.
Scoring big in two of our favorite categories Dan Roberts combines Cowboy Country and truck drivings songs with his hit “A Trucker’s Just A Cowboy” (trying to make his living on the road). In today’s economy Dan’s song might be even more timely as he sings “Pushing cattle just don’t pay enough so I guess I’ll have to haul another load.”
When it comes to truck driving songs Dave Dudley is well known. Today we remember Dave Dudley and Charlie Douglas with a cute song called “Where’s The Truck”. From the “On the Road Again – 20 Truck Drivin’ Hits” album, the song starts with great steel guitar, fiddles, and Dave Dudley’s familiar voice. When Dave starts out with “We parked that old truck here in Nashville” only the title suggests what’s to come next.
We are listening to Gear Jamming Gold on Live365 – the Internet radio station that plays truck driving songs and music for the road. During the past few days we ordered a few CD’s, including Junior Brown’s greatest hits and 40 Miles Of Bad Road from 2002. We will review the CD’s after we listen to them. Today, however, lets recognize Red Sovine and Truck Drivers Prayer.