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‘Country Road’: Trucking, music, life with Trucker Talent Search finalist Richard Woods

Owner-operator Richard Woods earned his spot in this year's Overdrive/Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search with a cover of the famous John Denver tune, "Country Road." He's one of three finalists in the talent search, coming to a close with a final winner Friday, August 25, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Woods is an owner-operator hauling rail containers, largely, and lives in Hickory Flat, Mississippi. Following (and above), hear a little from ...

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What happens in Flippin moves on to Dallas

"There's another 'star studded' event coming up in Dallas, beginning tomorrow at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – you might have heard about it once or twice, they call it GATS, and it may or may not have been mentioned a few times in Overdrive recently..."

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Singer-songwriter Jayne Denham debuts new ‘Stacks’ single, GATS performances upcoming

Attendees of GATS in Dallas this week, where Australian trucking singer-songwriter Denham will release the video for the "Stacks" single, can catch her at the Red Eye Radio booth at 9:30 a.m. Friday and later that night at the afterparty concert at Eddie Deen's.

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A first-year success in the Badger State Truck Show

The first ever Badger State Truck Show is in the books, and scheduled to become an annual event. Organizers and those in attendance agreed: a good time was had by all. Like several of the smaller shows that have begun popping up, Badger State grew from a Facebook group, Badger State Large Cars, and a desire to showcase the true working trucks of Wisconsin. Shane Voss, one of the page's admins, wanted to take it a ...

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Tony Justice, band ‘a little sore’ but OK after tour bus wreck in Oklahoma

Around 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, driver-songwriter Tony Justice's rented tour bus hit the back of a tractor-trailer on eastbound I-40 in Oklahoma, near the Arkansas state line. Justice tells Overdrive that no one was hurt in the incident.

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From film-noir to long haul trucking: The roots and branches of Paul Marhoefer

With a grandfather who was a pioneer in filmmaking and a bevy of masterful folk tunes to his credit, long-haul Paul Marhoefer is a unique creature of American trucking.

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Audio tour through Tony Justice’s new ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ album

The time has come, drivers. Tony Justice's new record, "Stars, Stripes and White Lines," is out and on its way to the truck-stop racks for an official June 30 release. As he and his wife, Misty, note in this Overdrive Radio podcast tour through the album, after a couple months for the physical CD release, a digital release follows in September.

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‘Take this e-log and shove it’: Terrance Mathis parodies Johnny Paycheck

Terrance Mathis' "Take This E-log and Shove It" parody version of Johnny Paycheck's classic, one of the entries in this year's Trucker Talent Search, is no doubt timely as a topic of discussion here, but also Mathis' showmanship and sense of humor just jump off the computer screen.

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Podcast: Owner-operator Keith Sampson and his new ‘It’s Made Me Who I Am’ record

An Overdrive Radio podcast with owner-operator and 2014 Trucker Talent winner Keith Sampson about his new record. And, breaker breaker: Anybody got a picture of the old truck mural at Monteagle truck stop? A reader wants to know.

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Paul Marhoefer’s ‘Elloree’, with a new music video, tells Jason’s Law story

Asked to write a song for Jason's Law by a friend, Marhoefer asked himself what bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley would do and wrote it as a murder ballad -- the final result, a powerful invocation of the story behind the parking-funding/security legislation.

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