music

Music to truck by: Overdrive’s curated playlist

Darrell Webb, trucker Bill Weaver and singer-songwriters Erich McMann and George Strait head up new updates to our playlist of music from emerging talents among truckers, great driving music, live tracks, podcast interviews and more.

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New Tony Justice album to feature vocal work with Aaron Tippin

Everhart Transportation driver and singer-songwriter Tony Justice reports that work on a new record is getting under way. For the title track, "Brothers of the highway," he'll be joined on vocals by trucking-music veteran Aaron Tippin.

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New single from ‘Trucker Country’ singer-songwriter Erich McMann

Independent singer-songwriter Erich McMann, based near Chicago, announced the release to radio the "Guilty as Pleaded" track, the second single from his "Trucker Country" record.

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Moving new song from 2014 Trucker Talent Search winner Keith Sampson

And more "music to truck by" -- our playlist updated. Also: Here's a happy father's day to all the dads in the audience, from one among you.

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Couple recent releases from ‘Truckin’ Sessions’ singer-songwriter Dale Watson

Known among truckers for his "Truckin' Sessions" series of records -- the first released in 1998 and the second in 2009 -- country singer-songwriter Dale Watson has been active the last year or two with another "Truckin' Sessions" volume (2014) and the new "Call Me Insane" album as well. (Listeners can stream the third trucking-tunes volume below). The Wall Street Journal recently sat down with the artist for a talk about his music, which you ...

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New Lindsay Lawler single as truck-stop tour continues

Lawler's third-annual Highway Angel Truckstop Tour series of performances continues through the fall, with an Ohio performance the evening of June 4.

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Operator turns to music

Joe Martin, recently retired after 23 years with FedEx Freight, penned a road-rage romp in which you might be able to find more than a little to identify with, as it's about "Those Arrogant Bastards" -- the less courteous among your four-wheeled highway counterparts.

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Aaron Tippin ’25′: Overdrive’s talk with the songwriter/former trucker

Catch a few samples from new Tippin tracks and hear the artist reflect on what trucking and truckers have meant to his 25-year music career, attendant to release of his new '25' double CD.

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Podcast: A look back at Watermelon Slim’s trucking blues live in Nashville, Tuscaloosa

Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans in 2010, upon release of his "Escape from the Chicken Coop" record of trucking blues, playing his solo slide at Carol Ann's in Nashville and at Overdrive HQ in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Podcast: Music, new advocacy project from independent Howard Salmon

The owner-operator/songwriter hear tells the story of his "Who Would They Look Up To?" track, newly being offered as a free download to encourage parents and truckers around the nation to hew to its message, and more.

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