Tag: Brad James
Another record year for truckers’ GATS parking benefit auction for St. Christopher
Despite the recent freight slowdown in some parts of the trucking sector, owner-operators and company drivers alike dug in deep to pull out yet another record-breaking auction for the “Truckers Fund.” Between an auction, a charity dunk tank ($20 for three throws) and matching funds, total donations for the event came to nearly $21K.
August 29, 2019
Hold tight! Storms lashed parking-lot festivities the final day of MATS
More than a hundred fans of Tony Justice braved storm warnings to hear the beloved trucker-songwriter play, only to be forced to evacuate the Uber Freight Tent Saturday night at MATS two songs into the long-awaited concert in The Papa John’s Parking Lot. Smaller tents, with the help of truckers holding tight, fared better.
April 1, 2019
Another lot bites the dust, unleashing booters in the wee hours
As parking spots continue to diminish, truckers are resorting to parking where they can find a spot and risking racking up some hefty fines. Learn more today.
September 10, 2018
‘Burnin’ the Old School Down’ with trucker-songwriter Bill Weaver
This week's podcast starts with a sample of Bill Weaver's "Burnin' the Old School Down" and moves into Weaver talking about his record with Todd Dills.
September 7, 2018
Psst … Brad James is famous, pass it on …
Trucker Brad James — out with a CD featuring some of his music, “My Lonesome Road — will be appearing on the Oct. 25 episode of “Pickler and Ben,” airing on CMT in various local markets.
October 20, 2017
‘Truckers for Humanity’ hosting live-streamed concert, benefit event Saturday
On the Truckers for Humanity Facebook page the evening of October 21, six trucker/singer-songwriters will perform live to benefit TruckersFinalMile.org.
October 19, 2017
‘Brothers of the highway’ auction nets near $10K
The collaborative “Brothers of the Highway Christmas Auction” to benefit TruckersFinalMile.org wrapped up Wednesday last week. Launched by four trucker-songwriters, with around 90 percent of all pledged donations in, the auction has raised about $9,500 for the nonprofit.
December 14, 2016
TruckersFinalMile.org and driver-songwriters raising funds to help deliver driver back home
Brotherhood of the highway: Part of the goal of an ongoing collaborative auction among four driver-songwriters intended to benefit the worthy TruckersFinalMile.org organization, after a fellow hauler passed in Gallup, N.M.
December 5, 2016
Labor Day podcast: Take a load off with the Trucker Talent Search performances
Whether you’re at home or running the highways this fine Labor Day, in the podcast here you can take a tour with Overdrive‘s Todd Dills through performances by Trucker Talent Search emcee Tony Justice, contestants Brad James and Jennie Simpson, and the ultimate winner, Keith Sampson. The inaugural Trucker Talent Search finale was held on […]
September 1, 2014
The stories behind the music
The sing-off for the Trucker Talent Search will be held at the Red Eye Radio booth in the lobby of the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.
August 18, 2014
Round-up: MATS haps, and a cattle hauler on his long career
Recently-retired bull wagon hauler Laurin Dreher reflects on a long career, while owner-operator Jeff Clark talks while he walks and more plans for MATS solidify…
March 20, 2014
From iPhone karaoke to viral parody hit: ‘Singing Trucker’ Brad James
Avid singer and Youtuber Brad James estimates an audience of about 1,300 people before his detention-themed parody of “Dock of the Bay” went viral. Post-“Detention,” he estimates he’s singing to around 10,000 people.
March 17, 2014
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