trucker talent search

Watch: Trucker Talent Search finalists jam in live sessions at GATS

Video of the live performances of this year's Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search finale, held last week at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Richard Woods claims 2017 Trucker Talent Search victory with ode to great-grandfather

Woods won $1,000 cash and a free recording session. He’ll also be featured in an upcoming issue of Overdrive. The Mississippi-based owner-operator was named the winner of the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search today.

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‘Honky Tonk Nighttime Man’: Talent search finalist Michael Lochmiller

Lochmiller hauls for System Transport out of a home base in Las Vegas. In this edition of Overdrive Radio hear Red Eye Radio’s Eric Harley talk music, trucking and life with the driver. 

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‘Country Road’: Trucking, music, life with Trucker Talent Search finalist Richard Woods

Owner-operator Richard Woods earned his spot in this year's Overdrive/Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search with a cover of the famous John Denver tune, "Country Road." He's one of three finalists in the talent search, coming to a close with a final winner Friday, August 25, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Woods is an owner-operator hauling rail containers, largely, and lives in Hickory Flat, Mississippi. Following (and above), hear a little from ...

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‘Take this e-log and shove it’: A talk with Trucker Talent Search finalist Terrance Mathis

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley talks here with Rockford, Illinois, resident and Kloeckner Metals driver Terrance Mathis. Mathis is the man responsible for the great Johnny Paycheck parody you'll hear a little of here, which earned his spot in the Trucker Talent Search.

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Trucker Talent finalist Richard Woods has music and trucking in his veins

Woods, who says trucking "got into his system" when he was a child, started learning guitar at about 13 years old, and he’s been strumming ever since. He'll compete live next month in a sing-off competition against the other two finalists to determine the 2017 Trucker Talent Search winner.

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Trucking’s parody specialist: Trucker Talent finalist Terrance Mathis on an ‘indescribable love’ for the job

“When I was 10 years old and tall enough to reach the gas pedal, my father put me in an old ’67 International dually with no power steering, no AC and a cracked windshield,” he says. He'll compete live next month in a sing-off competition against the other two finalists to determine the 2017 Trucker Talent Search winner.

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‘Free and easy rambler’: Trucker Talent Search finalist Michael Lochmiller on a lifetime of music

Lochmiller says trucking as a vocation and a lifestyle provides an “endless backstory for song ideas.” He'll compete live next month in a sing-off competition against the other two finalists to determine the 2017 Trucker Talent Search winner.

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Overdrive announces Trucker Talent Search finalists

The singing contest finals, emceed by trucker and recording artist Tony Justice, will be held on Aug. 25 at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Watch now: Trucker Talent Search contestant videos

This year's contest features 42 drivers who are vying for their chance to sing live at The Great American Trucking Show in August.

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