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Todd Dills

Gear up and ride

| November 13, 2008

Rockwood Products, the custom truck component manufacturer, and Nashville’s Spec Records have teamed up to offer a compilation of fresh country and Southern rock tracks called “>Truckers Tracks, Vol. 1 (Saddle Up and Ride).” Among notable performers/writers on the CD is Johnny Neel, formerly of the Allman Brothers band.

“>This is an absolutely wonderful collection for truckers, families of truckers, country music lovers and Southern Rockers,” said Michael Smith of Swampland Reviews. “It is a collection of some of Nashville’s best artists and songs paying tribute to some of the hardest working men and women in America.” a style=”BACKGROUND-COLOR: #c3d9c0″ href=”http://top40-charts.comrtist.php?aid=10203″>
Part Outlaw-style country and rock with a bluesy edge, the tracks on the CD are dedicated to “>all the men and women who move the heavy loads down the highway and the families that they leave behind,” says the publishers. a style=”BACKGROUND-COLOR: #c3d9c0″ href=”http://top40-charts.comrtist.php?aid=10203″>The closing track, “>Folded Flag,” featuring Neel, is a tribute to the servicemen and -women who made the ultimate sacrifice….

Visit> to listen to samples or to order. A tracklist follows.

1. It’s a Good Day — Joe Durham
2. Led Foot Boogie — Johnny Neel
3. The Road — Greg Crowe
4. Goin’ Up the Country — Mike Cullison
5. Trucker’s Son — Rodger Mason
6. Closer to You — Joe Durham
7. Black Highway — Bob Rea
8. Blindside — Johnny Neel
9. Blue Collar Tired — Mike Cullison
10. Saddle Up and Ride — Johnny Neel
11. West Coast Run — Rodger Mason
12. Freightliner — Joe Durham
13. Folded Flag — Johnny Neel strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.

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Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to or via phone at 205-907-2481.


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