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.
Douglas Cochran of Davenport, Iowa
Has been trucking for 27 years
Song title: “Taco Bell”
What is music’s significance to you? I have always loved singing and entertaining people. I couldn’t imagine not doing it. It’s a lot of fun!
How do you keep music in your life while you’re busy on the road? Luckily, these days I am a local driver and home every night and weekend. Back in the days when I was on the road, I always had an acoustic guitar with me, and would play whenever I had down time.
What’s your daily haul like? Ready mix concrete. I am a local driver now.
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.