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 first reached the country charts in 1965 with
the Top Five hit "A Tombstone Every Mile," followed by nine more chart hits
including the highly successful "Six Times a Day (the Trains Came Down)." In
1970, Curless signed to Capitol and scored a Top 30 hit based on the classic "Wabash
Cannonball," titled "Big Wheel Cannonball." The follow-up "'Hard, Hard Traveling
Man," (1970) made it to the Top 40. Lloyd Green is the featured steel
guitar player on several recordings made around 1970.
During his career, he had a total of 22 hits. Dick Curless died in 1995.