See Trucker Talent Search’s James Nacey’s cover of ‘Lonesome, On’ry and Mean’

user-gravatar Headshot
Updated Jun 14, 2018

The fifth annual Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search received more than 35 entries from talented truckers who love to sing. A panel of judges reviewed all the entries and has chosen a top 10. Over the next week, Overdrive will feature each of the top 10 singers in advance of announcing the three finalists who will compete live for first place at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August.


James Nacey

James Nacey of Slickville, Pennsylvania
Company driver, New England Motor Freight
Has been a trucking for 40 years

Song title: â€œLonesome, On’ry and Mean”

Why did you pick this song? It’s a Waylon Jennings song, he’s one of my all-time favorite artists. This song tells a story — those are the best kind, the ones that can bring you to special moment or memory. Most importantly it reminds of being on the open road, just my truck … Great music and thousands of miles.

Are you a full-time driver?: Full-time OTR driver (linehaul)
Do you write your own songs? Yes, sometimes.
Do you play any instruments? No.


The Trucker Talent Search culminates with a live contest featuring three finalists. The first-place winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, plus a recording session courtesy of AxleOutPro. The contest will be emceed by Tony Justice, who will also perform during the event.


Showcase your workhorse
Add a photo of your rig to our Reader Rigs collection to share it with your peers and the world. Tell us the story behind the truck and your business to help build its story.
Submit Your Rig
Reader Rig Submission