Being a truck driver is a nearly mythical profession at this point, often being sung about in popular songs. The first truck driving songs date all the back to the 50s and really became a popular topic in the 60s and 70s. Some of the most famous singers have made multiple contributions to the subgenre, like Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash.
If you’re a truck driver about to start out on a long drive, why not listen to songs written about people just like you? Some of the best include:
#1 Six Days on the Road. Dave Dudley, 1963.
#2 Convoy. C.W. McCall, 1975.
#3 Truck Driver’s Blues. Merle Haggard, 1996.
#4 Truck Driver’s Queen. Moore and Napier, 1975.
#5 Truck Driver’s Prayer. Red Sovine, 1997.
#6 Truck Drivin Man. Terry Fell, 1964.
#7 White Line Fever, Merle Haggard, 1975.
#8 Me and Bobby McGee, Roger Miller, 1969.
#9 Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler). Alabama, 1984.
#10 Phantom 309. Red Sovine, 1967.
#11 East Bound and Down. Jerry Reed, 1977.
#12 I’ve Been Everywhere. Johnny Cash, 1963.
Truck driving isn’t always fun. Sometimes you miss your family or are ready to be done for the day, and these classic songwriters were feeling this way when they wrote their tunes. If you make a playlist ahead of time, you can be listening to songs that truly speak to your heart for hours on end.
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