The annual Trucker Talent Search singing competition produced by Overdrive and Red Eye Radio is back for its seventh year. Featuring a grand prize of a professional studio recording session, the Trucker Talent Search is accepting video submissions from contestants through April 1.
Truckers who love to sing should record a video clip of themselves singing — even a simple smartphone recording is acceptable — at home or in the cab of their truck. Live karaoke and loud bar videos do not allow the judges to clearly hear the voice and may result in automatic disqualification. Judges request minimal audio enhancement and that no pitch correction software be used.
A panel of music and industry professionals will watch all the videos and select the three finalists, who will attend The Great American Trucking Show in August and will compete live for first place, which comes with a grand prize studio recording session provided by Overdrive. The Trucker Talent Search welcomes back for the seventh year emcee and special musical guest trucker/singer-songwriter Tony Justice. Visit TruckerTalentSearch.com for more information and to enter.
For tips on how to record and upload a video using an iPhone, watch this video. For Android, watch this one.
Previous winners of the contest are Taylor Barker, Mandi Jo Pinheiro, Richard Woods, Jason Lee Wilson, Nate Moran and Keith Sampson.