Milton Raphael, a company driver for Shelba D. Johnson Trucking, has been selected as one of 10 semi-finalists in the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search competition. He submitted his song, “A Little More Time,” which he says he wrote a few years ago “because I never seem to have enough time. There never seems to be enough sunshine on my sundial, or sand in my hourglass.”
Raphael, 72, says he didn’t pick up a guitar until his mid-40s, but “as soon as I learned how to play three chords, I said, ‘well, doggone, I’m going to try putting that to music,’” he says.
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 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 final competition.