One of the most effective ways for truckers to stay entertained while on the road is to listen to their favorite trucking songs on the radio or portable listening device. Greatwide Logistics has compiled a list of the top 10 trucking songs to help you get started a list of your personal favorites.
1. “Roll on Big Mama” by Moe Bandy: Moe’s country music was most popular during the 1970s, but this great American talent is still loved today by truck drivers and country music lovers.
2. “Chicken Lights and Chrome” by Jesse Watson: With lyrics like, “Hey Mister DJ, play me a song; one about truckin’ all night long,” it’s clear that young Jesse Watson is working to bring the theme of trucking songs into modern country music. According to an All-American Country Music article, he has written more than 150 songs in recent years, but this is one of the most popular.
3. “6 Days on the Road” written by Carl Montgomery and Earl Green: This song dates to 1963, but with lyrics that celebrate the American trucker, it’s still popular today.
4. “Backin’ to Birmingham” by Lester Flatt: This pure bluegrass song was released in 1972 and remains a treasured trucking song even to this day.
5. “I Wish I Could Have Been There” by John Anderson: Anyone who has experienced homesickness or missed a big event because of their trucking job will relate to the words of John Anderson in this classic country hit from 1994.
6. “Roll on 18 Wheeler” by Alabama: This song was released in 1984 and remains one of the top trucking songs enjoyed today. According to Wikipedia, it shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, making it the band’s 12th No. 1 single in a row.
7. “Thank God for the Radio” by the Kendalls: According to CMT, this was one of the Kendall’s three No. 1 singles during their career and was originally released in 1984.
8. “Big Wheels in the Moonlight” by Dan Seals: This 1988 song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country singles chart and remains one of the most popular trucking songs to this day.
9. “Convoy” by C. W. McCall: This song was released in 1975 and quickly shot to No. 1 on both the American country and pop music charts, according to Songfacts.com. In 1978, a movie starring Kris Kristofferson and Ally McGraw was made as an inspiration from the song.
10. Truck Drivin’ Man by Red Steagall: This Texas-born country singer/songwriter released this song in 1976. It reached No. 29 on the U.S. Country charts, and many country music lovers still adore the song today.
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