'Music to truck by' host in the running for Broadcaster of the Year honors

Updated Jul 22, 2021

'If people really want to know who I am -- then they need to listen to my program,' Weekley told the reporter behind the recent pictured feature in the Virginia Mountaineer newspaper, published from near where Weekley lives in Grundy, Virginia. 'I do not like to call them shows, because there is a different meaning there. When I do a program, I live every one of the songs.'"If people really want to know who I am -- then they need to listen to my program," Weekley told the reporter behind the recent pictured feature in the Virginia Mountaineer newspaper, published from near where Weekley lives in Grundy, Virginia. "I do not like to call them shows, because there is a different meaning there. When I do a program, I live every one of the songs."Streaming radio host “Big Al” Weekley is in the running for the "Broadcaster of the Year" honor in the 2021 awards program of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Weekley is a longtime host on The Bluegrass Jamboree's streaming platform, where he's hosted Overdrive’s Music to Truck By,” a weekly music program, since this Spring. His background in radio runs alongside a long career as a working CDL driver, too -- he brings that experience to bear in hosting the two-hour Overdrive show, streaming live at 10 a.m. every week

The recent nomination, made by a panel convened by the IBMA, is his third -- he was also nominated in 2003 and 2014. 

This week on the show, Weekley will continue a series of countdowns of variations on the top 10 trucking songs of all time, following last week's airing of the Overdrive reader-determined list on the occasion of the magazine's 50th anniversary in 2011. (If you have nominations for the updated list we're working on for our 60th-anniversary year, make them via the comments under this post.

[Related: Updating the top 10 trucking songs of all time]

This week, he'll spin some of the tracks from a top 10 from more recent history. In 2011 that list was put forward as alternative to the classics. Find it here. 

Weekley’s two-hour show, Overdrive’s Music to Truck By: Today’s tunes from the men and women behind the wheel,” streams from TheBluegrassJamboree.com homepage at 10 a.m. Eastern each Friday, with a replay 1 a.m. Wednesdays.

The show highlights music by and about professional truckers, as well as new and classic country and bluegrass tunes. Weekley also airs news and music-related feature contributions from Overdrive. 

You can catch podcast replays of past shows courtesy of Bluegrass Jamboree via the playlist below, most recent listed first: 

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