Channel 19

Todd Dills

‘Talented truckers’ TV show looking for … talented truckers

| November 12, 2011

A television production company has a rather off-the-wall idea it’s helping one of the major cable channels develop — it wants to create a talent-competition-type series (a la American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, et al) that plays out on location at, well, a truck stop. And in the spirit of radio truck driver talent hours and other such showcases, they want  the crooners, musicians, comedians, dancers, jugglers, you name it, among the nation’s long- and short-haul public to be the stars.

And: should you end up being a part of it all — you’ll get paid pretty well, producers say. And they’ve assured me, fyi, that the goal is performance authenticity, in the end, not ridicule.

They’re taking applications for drivers to be part of the competition as of now. Details follow and are in the flyer pictured here.

Here’s what they say: 
SINGERS, RAPPERS, MUSICIANS, DANCERS, COMEDIANS, IMPERSONATORS, VENTRILOQUISTS, 
MAGICIANS, ACROBATS, JUGGLERS…ANYTHING!… So long as you can perform your talent on a stage!

Send an email to: talentedtruckers@gmail.com

Please include the following information:
Your name.
Your talent.
How long you’ve been a trucker
A brief description of who you are and how you discovered your unique talent.
A recent picture of yourself.
Contact phone number.

  • Jack Hyatt

    Hi i heard you on the midnight raido show i play a littel gutar and wright songs and sing

  • Lonnie Bearden

    I heard about the trucker talent search from the sirius sat. radio show of Dave Nemo. I could not get thru on the link…but I’ll keep trying, thx for all ya’ll do !

  • http://Rowdyman.net Rowdy Ralph L Butler Jr

    Sounds like another great thing to make dreams come true. Thank you that

  • dale curry

    been tuckin 13yrs Elvis tribute artist&singer songwriter longtime memberof DR.HOOK im a pretty goodsinger contact#4049338498 Thankyaverymuch

  • http://overdriveonline.com/channel19 tdills

    Dale, You’ll need to write them direct at the email in this post.

  • paul stickel

    i would love to sing some of my songs i wrote an took to nashville in 2005 an entered a songwriters showcase. driving a big rig= i,m a new be. started in 2005 . worked for swift for 2 years an than bought my own tractor an have been driving ever since=. ps. i would love the chance to talk to the producers of this new show about a show idea i have. it is all written down but who i never knew who to take it to that might see a giant oppertunity in a feild that has never been seen on tv.

  • paul stickel

    paul stickel

    6310 old pacific hwy so. kalama wa 360 430 8949

  • John Cerny

    Hi, Sounds like an opportunity of a lifetime! I’m a Disabled Vet I have been driving since 2007 over the road. My music background includes some production work (Stage hand), I’m not much of a guitar player but I sing halfway decent for someone without any formal training. An audition with this project would be welcomed enthusiastically.

  • Lisa Godino

    Hi folks, has anyone heard anything from these folks; follow up e-mail phone call? Thanks have a great day!

  • THE BAYS FAMILY

    I sent a copy of ‘come home dad’ to them over a month ago and havent heard anything from them at all. our family would love to be apart of this!

  • Russell Harper

    I sing country music and I’m really good at it I drive tractor trailer for a living but I would love to be a country music star

  • JAMES GAMBLES

    THIS SEEMS LIKE A SUPER IDEA FOR DRIVERS. TO HAVE A CHANCE AT SHOWING THE WORLD THAT THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE TO DRIVERS THAT THE PUBLIC DOES’NT SEE. I WOULD ENJOY A CHANCE AT MAKING A CROWD LAUGH. MY ENGLISH LIT TEACHER TOLD ME THIS MANY YEARS AGO WHILE ATTENDING COLLEGE THAT I COULD BECOME A SUPER COMEDIAN IF GIVEN A CHANCE.

  • JAMES GAMBLES

    Truck Driver for 15 years plus. Been both O/O as well as a company driver. Comedian I believe am. I discovered this in 1968 when performed in our senior high school play. was offered an opportunity to become an understudy at Guild Hall, a well known performing arts theater. I never had the time to follow up on it. My phone 8433643871

  • Melissa kilburn

    Its a good Idea. To bad I cant play a guitar or sing but I sure can drive a big truck, train horses and a give those guys a good cb ass whooping in all good fun! I love my truckin buds! Go figure! Good luck to everyone.

  • noe aguilera

    im ready where do i sign.im a singer country.

  • Bill Criss

    Drummer blues rock country and pen and ink artist

  • Sean Patrick Webb

    Have no talent right now,but maybe by the time I’m selected I will have aquired some

  • bjdfh

    have they picked there contestants yet?

  • http://overdriveonline.com/channel19 tdills

    My understanding is they’re getting it done right now, but relying on folks who’ve submitted to get to a show location on their own dime for first episode. They’ll then whittle from there, they say, a little different than what they told me originally.

  • bjdfh

    on there own dime? hmmmm? ok!