‘Came out singing’: Trucker Talent Search finalist Jason Lee Wilson

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Updated Aug 23, 2016
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“If I write a song, it ends up setting the stage for the path I take later on” often enough, says Jason Lee Wilson in this interview with Red Eye Radio’s Eric Harley in advance of the RER/Overdrive Trucker Talent Search, happening later this week at the Great American Trucking Show. Having grown up around trucks and truckers in Monteagle, Tenn., Wilson wrote the “Lynchburg to Nashville” song that was the track in the talent search that got him to this point, in part about a friend’s regular run with whisky barrels for export on the route in the title.

Later, Wilson himself would take the trucking route, to which he’s been dedicated for six-seven years now. Wilson will square off with owner-operator Keith Snyder and Will Perry Friday, Aug. 26, at 3:30 p.m. at the GATS Discover Pavilion stage.