| July 01, 2009

a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/Skt8jnsZv3I/AAAAAAAAAVk/S9BcyxFlLDo/s1600-h/lelandmartin.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5353509533452451698″ style=”FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 261px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 237px” alt=”” src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/Skt8jnsZv3I/AAAAAAAAAVk/S9BcyxFlLDo/s320/lelandmartin.jpg” border=”0″ //aCountry music singer/songwriter Leland Martin has partnered with the folks at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association to raise funds for the organization’s Truckers for Troops program, which provide care packages for U.S. servicemen and -women on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. a href=”http://www.customrigsmag.com/”Custom Rigs magazine/a’s editor, Bruce Smith, caught up with Martin on tour at the Great West Truck Show last week, where he shot the short video below.br /br /To sample a little of Martin’s music, visit his website a href=”http://www.lelandmartin.com/music1.html”here/a.br /br /And to purchase the new emTruckers for Troops/em record at CD Baby, follow a href=”http://cdbaby.com/cd/lelandmartin3″this link/a.br /br /embed src=”http://v.randallreillycms.com/kbikcexi” width=”400″ height=”266″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true”/embedbr /br /emshare:/embr /a onclick=”window.open(‘http://digg.com/submit?phase=2amp;url=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’amp;title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title), ‘digg’); return false;” href=”http://digg.com/submit”Digg/abr /a onclick=”window.open(‘http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’amp;title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title),’facebook’); return false;” href=”http://www.facebook.com/share.php”facebook/adiv class=”blogger-post-footer”Channel 19 is the blog version of the column of the same name featured in Overdrive: The Voice of the American Trucker. Todd Dills (tdills@rrpub.com) is its author./div