From the big road to the big stage: MATS concert to feature driver-songwriter Tony Justice, Thompson Square

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Updated Mar 16, 2017

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) announced that the team behind Mobil Delvac heavy-duty diesel engine oil would again present a free concert on Friday, March 24, for all MATS 2017 attendees. The evening kicks off with Everhart Transportation driver and singer-songwriter Tony Justice, who’s made waves in the trucking community with three well-received records in recent years. Thompson Square headlines the Mobil Delvac Driver Appreciation concert. According to press materials from the MATS show, the international country stars have topped radio charts across the United States and Canada with No. 1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” among other popular songs.

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The concert will be held on-site in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center immediately following MATS Friday show hours. Complimentary tickets will be distributed, while supplies last, from the Mobil Delvac Booth #18160 in the North Wing during show hours.

Justice is currently working on a follow-up to his “Brothers of the Highway” 2016 release, part of which included filming for a music video of what will be the title track — see scenes from a military-veterans’ convoy that was part and parcel of that filming above. Previous trucking-theme-heavy discs “Apple Pie Moonshine” and “On the Road” also were well-received in the trucking community and beyond. Justice’s slot follows a big splash for the songwriter last August at the Great American Trucking Show’s free concert. Hear that performance via this link.