The Best Truck-Driving Country Songs

From Dave Dudley to Red Sovine and from Kathy Mattea to Brennen Leigh, we've gathered together 50 of the finest in our playlist of The Best Truck-Driving Country Songs

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From Dave Dudley to Red Sovine and from Kathy Mattea to Brennen Leigh, we've gathered together 50 of the finest in our playlist of The Best Truck-Driving Country Songs

May 23, 2023 3:39 pm GMT
Last Edited May 24, 2023 9:13 am GMT

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Got your ears on? Then keep the rubber side down and the bugs off your glass and get your eyeballs on this.

With their single ‘Truck Driver’s Blues’, Cliff Bruner and His Boys’ are often credited with the first ever truck-driving country song when it came out all the way back in 1939. But it was President Eisenhower's administration that introduced the interstate highway system and ushered in the golden age of trucker country in the mid-1960s as commercial long haul truck drivers and the lives they lead out on the road became the new pioneers of the West.

The curious country sub-genre boomed again in the 1970s with the crossover success of CW McCall's 'Convoy' and Jerry Reed's 'East Bound and Down', as truck drivers became unlikely American folk heroes.

We've gathered together 50 of the finest, from Dave Dudley to Red Simpson and Red Sovine to Dick Curless and Kathy Mattea, in our playlist of The Best Truck-Driving Country Songs.

Wind ‘er up, good buddy and let ‘er go! We’ll see y’all on the flip side. Over.

Check out the full tracklist below:

  1. Brennen Leigh

    Carole With an E

  2. C.W McCall


  3. Red Sovine

    Teddy Bear

  4. Dave Dudley

    Six Days On The Road

  5. Norma Jean

    Truck Driving Woman

  6. Kathy Mattea

    Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses

  7. Jerry Reed

    East Bound and Down

  8. Red Simpson

    Hello, I'm A Truck

  9. Dick Curless

    A Tombstone Every Mile

  10. Willis Brothers

    Truck Stop Cutie

  11. Cliff Bruner

    Truck Driver's Blues

  12. Tiny Harris

    Endless Black Ribbon

  13. Red Simpson

    Beaver on My Back, Bear on My Tail

  14. Dave Dudley

    There Ain't No Easy Run

  15. Stella Parton

    Truck Driving Mother

  16. Johnny Dollar

    Truck Driver's Lament

  17. Merle Haggard

    White Line Fever

  18. Dick Nolan

    Truck Driving Man

  19. Dick Curless

    Travelin' Man

  20. Red Sovine

    Little Joe

  21. Warner Mack

    The Bridge Washed Out

  22. Benny Martin

    Big Footed Dan

  23. Red Simpson

    Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves

  24. Willis Brothers

    Long Haul Weekend

  25. Pete Drake

    Gear Shiftin'

  26. C.W. McCall

    Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe

  27. Buzz Martin

    Little Ole Model A

  28. Red Sovine

    Phantom 309

  29. Del Reeves

    The Girl on the Billboard

  30. Lonnie Irving

    Gooseball Brown

  31. Frankie Miller

    Truck Drivin' Buddy

  32. Red Simpson

    Sleeper, Five-By-Two

  33. Dave Dudley

    Me and Ole C.B.

  34. Betty Amos

    Eighteen Wheels A Rolling

  35. Red Sovine

    Giddy Up Go

  36. Johnny Cash

    I've Been Everywhere

  37. Merle Haggard

    The Bull and The Beaver

  38. David Allan Coe

    California Turnarounds

  39. Dennis Olson

    Truck Drivin' Outlaw

  40. Philomena Begley

    Truck Driving Woman

  41. Jerry Reed

    The Legend

  42. Red Sovine

    Woman Behind the Man Behind the Wheel

  43. Jim & Jesse

    Give Me Forty Acres

  44. Jimmy Griggs

    Overloaded Diesel

  45. Rod Hart

    C.B. Savage

  46. Willis Brothers

    Diesel Drivin' Donut Dunkin' Dan

  47. Jerry Reed

    Caffeine, Nicotine, Benzedrine (And Wish Me Luck)

  48. Coleman Wilson

    Green Truck Driver's First Experience With Radar

  49. Merle Haggard

    Movin' On

  50. Red Simpson

    Roll, Truck, Roll

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Written by Jof Owen