Got Rhythm?

Truck drivers and others in the trucking industry have the opportunity to showcase their musical skills for a CD that will be sold at selected truckstops.

AmeriSearch Music Group and Omni Sound Studios of Nashville, Tenn., have teamed up to search for performing and song-writing talent within the transportation industry.

The search is part of a project through AMG’s Gear Jammer Records, a label launched for recording and distributing new talent within the freight industry. AMG will host talent searches to find undiscovered singers and songwriters, says Marge Bailey, president and co-founder.

Five winners will be chosen from each search. They will travel to Omni Sound Studios to record two songs each. The songs will be included on one of AMG’s 10-song compilation projects.

The first talent auditions will be held at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 20-22. Applicants need to complete a registration form and send it with a sample of their work (sheet music, audio tape, video, etc.) to AMG. Entries need to be received on or before Feb. 13, 2003. For more information, contact Gear Jammer Records at (989) 892-8433 or

AMG’s first professional release, scheduled for late this month, will be Kenny Robbins’ Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Robbins, a former trucker, has been performing at truckstops and shows since 1995.

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