The sixth annual Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search received more than 50 entries from talented truckers who love to sing. A panel of judges reviewed 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 August’s The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.
Dan Carroll of Lincolnton, North Carolina
Lease-operator, drives a 2016 Peterbilt 579 for Prime Inc.
Has been trucking for 7 years
Song title: “Come to the Well”
What kind of music do you like to sing? Any kind of music that has to do with real life situations and tells a story. I love country, always have, but Christian music is at the top of my list.
How do you keep music in your life while you’re busy on the road? My guitar is always with me but I don’t feel like I “have” to make time, it’s more of a remedy for anything life throws at me.
What’s your daily haul like? Refrigerated, OTR; I take any loads I can get so one day I may drive day shift and the next I may be third shift.
The Trucker Talent Search culminates with a live contest featuring three finalists. The first-place winner receives a professional recording session. The contest will be emceed by Tony Justice, who will also perform during the event.