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.
Jason Henley of Jemison, Alabama
Company driver, Indigo Fluids
Has been trucking for 15 years
Song title: “Nebraska Drop n Hook”
What is music’s significance to you? My favorite part about singing is bringing people together. Singing is a therapy and a connection to the spiritual realm for me.
How do you keep music in your life with a career like trucking? We are a part of the musical community in central Alabama. We open our home up to host musical events as well as practice for my band. We are currently building a stage to host musical festivals on a larger scale.
What’s your daily haul like? Regional/over the road, tanker. Leave out early Monday morning and return on Thursday afternoon.
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.