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.
Gary Miller of Nashville, Tennessee
Company driver, Melton Hauling
Has been trucking for 17 years
Song title: “Trucking”
What is music’s significance to you? I’ve been singing since I was 18 months old. I sing because it’s what my Grandpa did and it soothes my soul.
How do you keep music in your life while you’re busy on the road? SiriusXM, and an acoustic guitar. Also, I play music at church for the teens and adults.
What’s your daily haul like? I haul Purina Feed, regional, 500-600 miles a day. Multi-stop, pallet jack, driver unload.
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.