GATS to be alive with the sound of music

John Anderson

While it may not totally rival mega music festivals like the Bayou Country Superfest, Bonnaroo or Sasquatch, the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) will rock out in its own right later this month.

Not only will the trucking show Aug. 27-29 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas feature a free concert by one of country’s all-time top singer/songwriters, it will also host the crowning of a new top singing truck driver. And, there will be performances at the Red Eye Radio Booth.

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John Anderson headlines the free Friday night concert and three talented truckers will perform as finalists in the Overdrive/Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search.

James Jaillet, news editor at Overdrive and Commercial Carrier Journal, had the opportunity to chat with Anderson recently and you can see what the man who scored hits with songs like Seminole Wind, Swingin’ and Straight Tequilla Night has been up to. Anderson talks about his newest album, Goldmine.

Anderson’s concert is sponsored by Trucker Path, Professional Driver Agency and Red Eye Radio.

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Truck driver and singer/songwriter Tony Justice will open the concert for Anderson. The Friday (Aug. 28) show is free for GATS attendees, and tickets will be available the morning of the show on a first-come, first-served basis at the Trucker Path booth and the American Central Transport booth.

The three finalists in Overdrive/Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search are:

Red Eye Radio will host some musicians at its booth as well. They include:

    • Tony Justice
    • LOCASH
    • Waterloo Revival

Be sure to stop by the Truckers News booth #10051 at GATS, and fill out an i Luv My Trucker form.

See the Trucker Talent Search finalists in action: