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Owner-operator’s record hits Roots Music charts

| February 11, 2010

I’ll bet Overdrive October 2009 Trucker of the Month Howard Salmon, an independent you may likewise remember from a couple posts (here and here) late last year about his part in the Convoy for a Cure festivities in Texas, is having a good old time watching news of all the snow folks all over the country are suffering through. He is, after all, out in Hawaii with his wife where he lives before coming back to the continental U.S. to crank up his 1999 KW for the remainder of the year (it’s not all fun and games out there, he tells me, since he’s on the mend from recent major shoulder surgery).

He’s been the subject of a little news of his own, though. His country record, “These Trucks Are Made of Gold,” has in recent weeks climbed as high as No. 7 on the True Country chart from radio airplay information service Roots Music Report. This week, it’s sitting at No. 11. Salmon’s well deserving, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s a little replay of the video that ran here back in October, in which Salmon riffs a little on the title track on his rig’s step in Nashville.

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  1. […] Month for October 2009. Incidentally, Salmon’s back in the states this month, after a near 6-month sojourn out at his place in Hawaii, where he among other things recovered from rotator cuff surgery on his right shoulder and […]