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ruck driving country is an offshoot of onky tonk, ountry-rock, and akersfield country. It's hard-driving music, with a beat straight out of ountry-rock and sentiments from onky tonk. Often, the songs are about driving trucks or heartbreak. The music reached a larger audience in the late '70s, when the CB phenomenon swept pop culture and when the... [+] Continue

Truck Driving Country artists

Dave Dudley
Genre: Country
Decades: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s
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Dave Dudley (born David Darwin Pedruska, May 3, 1928, Spencer, WI) is the father of truck driving country music. With his 1963 song "Six Days on the Road," he founded a new genre of country music -- a variation of honky tonk and rock-inflected country that concentrated lyrically on the lifestyles of truck drivers. Dudley had a string of Top 15... [+] Read More

Dick Curless
Genre: Country
Decades: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
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Dick Curless was best known for singing truck-drivin' songs such as "Drag 'Em Off the Interstate, Sock It to 'Em J.P. Blues; " a tall man with an eye-patch and rich baritone voice, Curless was often called the "Baron of Country Music," after one of his popular songs, "The Baron."

He was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine, and started out... [+] Read More

Red Simpson
Genre: Country
Decades: 60s, 70s
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Best known for his string of trucking songs, Red Simpson was raised in Bakersfield, California, the youngest of a dozen children. At age 14, he wrote his first song -- about chickens -- and sang it to his family's fowl. During the Korean War, he served aboard a naval hospital ship, the Repose, where he found relief by forming the Repose... [+] Read More

Truck Driving Country albums

The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer
Artist: Red Simpson
Released: 1999

Prior to Razor & Tie's 1999 compilation The Best of Red Simpson: Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer there was no CD compilation of one of the quintessential truck driving country singers, nor had there even been a good, comprehensive vinyl collection covering Red Simpson's classic Capitol recordings of the '60s and early '70s. So, any... [+] Read More

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Dave Dudley Hits
Artist: Dave Dudley
Released: 1999

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Drag 'Em off the Interstate, Sock It to Em: The Hits of Dick Curless
Artist: Dick Curless
Released: 1998

Dick Curless cut an imposing figure. Tall, lanky, and weathered, with a battered cowboy hat and an eye patch slung over his right eye, Curless possessed a booming baritone voice so powerful, he could seem like the toughest singer in country during the '60s and '70s. Perhaps that's why he was so perfectly suited for truck driving country -- he... [+] Read More

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