Kathleen Craft

Overdrive announces Trucker Talent Search finalists who will compete live at GATS

James Nelson, Mandi Jo Pinheiro and B.J. Williams will compete live for first place at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August.

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See Trucker Talent Search’s Tracey Worley cover ‘One and Only’

Top 10 finisher Worley submitted the Adele song for the singing contest, but she also writes her own songs.

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Trucker Talent Search’s B.J. Williams aims to write songs with positive meaning

Influenced by the music scene while growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, top 10 finisher Williams plays guitar and writes blues-style songs.

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Trucker Talent Search semifinalist Mandi Jo Pinheiro writes original song to encourage fellow truckers

'Motivation through music is just something I enjoy trying to accomplish,' says top 10 finisher Pinheiro.

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Hear Trucker Talent Search semifinalist James Nelson cover Blake Shelton’s ‘I Lived It’

Nelson, a top 10 finisher in this year's Trucker Talent Search contest, also writes his own songs and has been playing guitar for 20 years.

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See Trucker Talent Search’s James Nacey’s cover of ‘Lonesome, On’ry and Mean’

Nacey, a top 10 finisher in this year's Trucker Talent Search contest, chose to cover a Waylon Jennings song because "he's one of my all-time favorite artists," he said.

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Trucker Talent Search’s Ken Freeman dedicates original song ‘Hold On’ to his wife

Driver Ken Freeman out of Centreville, Mississippi, is one of the top 10 finishers in this year's Trucker Talent Search contest. Hear him sing and play an original song he wrote for his wife.

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Trucker Talent Search’s Mark Bolding turns to music for balance, peace

"Music is my Zen. It's the place that I go for balance and peace. When I play and sing, all the worries of the world go away," says Trucker Talent Search contestant Mark Bolding. Overdrive is profiling the top 10 singers in this year's contest.

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Overdrive announces top 10 in Trucker Talent Search contest

The Trucker Talent Search culminates with a live contest featuring three finalists, held at GATS in Dallas in August.

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Hear driver Thomas J. Shannon’s cover of ‘How Great Thou Art,’ submitted to Overdrive’s Trucker Talent Search

The fifth annual Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search is accepting entries through May 1.

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