Dave Dudley

Since his smash hit "Six Days On The Road" in 1963, Dave Dudley was referred to as the "Father of Truck Driving Country Music", founding a new genre of country music - a variation of honky tonk and rock-inflected country that concebtrated lyrically on the lifestyles of truck drivers, usually a group loyal to country music. Dave had a long string of hits throughout the 1960's and 1970's, most of them dealing with trucks and drivers, songs like "Truck Driving Son-Of-A-Gun", "Trucker's Prayer" and "There Ain't No Easy Run".

Dave Dudley passed away at age 74 in December of 2003.