Only a couple days left to enter Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search

Updated Mar 26, 2021

2020 Trucker Talent winner John Malayter playing guitar and singing in studio2020 Trucker Talent winner John Malayter records at Jay’s Place Recording Studio in Nashville.Todd DillsOverdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search is back for its eighth year, featuring a grand prize of a professional studio recording session on top of lots of coverage through Overdrive and Red Eye Radio. Submissions are open now through March 28.

Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search logoTruckers who love to sing should record a video clip of themselves performing a song — even a simple smartphone recording is acceptable — at home or in their truck cab. Live recordings from a bar or karaoke performance are often of poor quality and may be disqualified. Minimal audio enhancement and no pitch correction software should be used.

A panel of music and industry professionals will select three finalists, who will record videos of a second song to be used in a virtual finals performance. The grand prize is a one-day studio recording session on Nashville’s Music Row, provided by Overdrive. Visit Trucker Talent Search for more information and to enter. 

For tips on how to record and upload a video using an iPhone, watch this video. For Android, watch this one.

Previous winners are John Malayter, Taylor Barker, Mandi Jo Pinheiro, Richard Woods, Jason Lee Wilson, Nate Moran and Keith Sampson