At this point, the Everhart Transportation driver is a man who needs no introduction. Dandridge, Tenn.-based Tony Justice has for certain left his impression on the industry writ large and, most indelibly, on those with whom he speaks with his music and whom he hopes will take away a clear message from his new “Brothers of the Highway” record. That is, first and foremost, the professional driver.
Central to both the title track — the duet with Aaron Tippin we’ve heard already via the Chris Fiffie music video previously reported on — and much of the record is Justice’s hope that it can serve to bolster drivers’ pride in what they do day in, day out, he says.
And on a lighter note, no, making a song originally cut by George Strait your album’s title track, turns out, isn’t the “career suicide” Justice figured it might be when Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Kim Williams first proposed Justice record the song.
Justice’s star continues to rise, no doubt. If you’re headed to Dallas for the Great American Trucking Show, don’t miss him on the big stage Friday night, emcee’ing the Trucker Talent Search and elsewhere. Take a listen to our conversation, making a run through the stories behind several of the tracks on the new record, excerpted in the podcast below, and find past coverage of the making of the music video, the record and more via the links at bottom.