Paul Hill, a company driver for TNB Quality Carriers, has been selected as one of 10 semi-finalists in the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search competition. He submitted his song, “Road Rage,” which he says he wrote for this competition.
Hill says he began singing when he was 12 years old and has recorded more than 350 songs. He has played in several bands, including Curse of Disobedience, Black Mountain Thunder, Clawhammer and Sun God.
He says he entered the contest for fun. "Everyone knows there is no money in music," he says. "It is all about the love of music."
Based in Oakland, Mississippi, Hill runs all over the Lower 48 hauling hazmat for Memphis, Tennessee-based TNB. He has been trucking 25 years.
Judges will pick three finalists for the Trucker Talent Search competition. They will compete for the top spot by performing another song. Overdrive will air their final competition this summer in an evening streaming event, which will conclude with naming the winner.
That musician will win a full day’s recording session at Jay’s Place Recording on Nashville, Tennessee's historic Music Row, complete with backing provided by professional studio musicians, as well as song mixing and production. One or more recordings from Jay’s Place, as well as a more detailed personal profile, will be published on OverdriveOnline.com.
This contest is presented with partner Red Eye Radio, which will air interviews with the three finalists prior to the awards event. Red Eye’s Eric Harley will emcee the finals event.