John Anderson to perform at GATS

For the Record

Multi-award winning singer John Anderson will play a free concert for Great American Trucking Show attendees Friday, Aug. 24, at the Dallas Convention Center.

The Mobil Delvac-sponsored concert starts at 5:30 p.m. and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Mobil Delvac tent in the show’s registration lobby.

In the early 1980s, Anderson gained fame with hits such as “Swingin’” — the Country Music Association’s 1983 Song of the Year — “Wild and Blue,” “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal,” “1959,” “I Just Came Home to Count the Memories” and “Black Sheep.”

He returned to prominence in the 1990s with the release of his platinum-plus album, “Seminole Wind.” The lead single from that album, “Straight Tequila Night,” became a No. 1 hit on country charts. The album’s title track also reached No. 1. He’s since released five other albums.

The 2012 Great American Trucking Show will have more than 500 exhibitors, the Pride & Polish National Championship, SmartSessions educational seminars and a Driver Recruitment Pavilion.

GATS will also host the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, produced in conjunction with Randall-Reilly Publishing Company and the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, prior to the show.

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