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. 1.

    Carole With an E

    Brennen Leigh

  2. 2.


    C.W McCall

  3. 3.

    Teddy Bear

    Red Sovine

  4. 4.

    Six Days On The Road

    Dave Dudley

  5. 5.

    Truck Driving Woman

    Norma Jean

  6. 6.

    Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses

    Kathy Mattea

  7. 7.

    East Bound and Down

    Jerry Reed

  8. 8.

    Hello, I'm A Truck

    Red Simpson

  9. 9.

    A Tombstone Every Mile

    Dick Curless

  10. 10.

    Truck Stop Cutie

    Willis Brothers

  11. 11.

    Truck Driver's Blues

    Cliff Bruner

  12. 12.

    Endless Black Ribbon

    Tiny Harris

  13. 13.

    Beaver on My Back, Bear on My Tail

    Red Simpson

  14. 14.

    There Ain't No Easy Run

    Dave Dudley

  15. 15.

    Truck Driving Mother

    Stella Parton

  16. 16.

    Truck Driver's Lament

    Johnny Dollar

  17. 17.

    White Line Fever

    Merle Haggard

  18. 18.

    Truck Driving Man

    Dick Nolan

  19. 19.

    Travelin' Man

    Dick Curless

  20. 20.

    Little Joe

    Red Sovine

  21. 21.

    The Bridge Washed Out

    Warner Mack

  22. 22.

    Big Footed Dan

    Benny Martin

  23. 23.

    Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves

    Red Simpson

  24. 24.

    Long Haul Weekend

    Willis Brothers

  25. 25.

    Gear Shiftin'

    Pete Drake

  26. 26.

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

    C.W. McCall

  27. 27.

    Little Ole Model A

    Buzz Martin

  28. 28.

    Phantom 309

    Red Sovine

  29. 29.

    The Girl on the Billboard

    Del Reeves

  30. 30.

    Gooseball Brown

    Lonnie Irving

  31. 31.

    Truck Drivin' Buddy

    Frankie Miller

  32. 32.

    Sleeper, Five-By-Two

    Red Simpson

  33. 33.

    Me and Ole C.B.

    Dave Dudley

  34. 34.

    Eighteen Wheels A Rolling

    Betty Amos

  35. 35.

    Giddy Up Go

    Red Sovine

  36. 36.

    I've Been Everywhere

    Johnny Cash

  37. 37.

    The Bull and The Beaver

    Merle Haggard

  38. 38.

    California Turnarounds

    David Allan Coe

  39. 39.

    Truck Drivin' Outlaw

    Dennis Olson

  40. 40.

    Truck Driving Woman

    Philomena Begley

  41. 41.

    The Legend

    Jerry Reed

  42. 42.

    Woman Behind the Man Behind the Wheel

    Red Sovine

  43. 43.

    Give Me Forty Acres

    Jim & Jesse

  44. 44.

    Overloaded Diesel

    Jimmy Griggs

  45. 45.

    C.B. Savage

    Rod Hart

  46. 46.

    Diesel Drivin' Donut Dunkin' Dan

    Willis Brothers

  47. 47.

    Caffeine, Nicotine, Benzedrine (And Wish Me Luck)

    Jerry Reed

  48. 48.

    Green Truck Driver's First Experience With Radar

    Coleman Wilson

  49. 49.

    Movin' On

    Merle Haggard

  50. 50.

    Roll, Truck, Roll

    Red Simpson

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