Dave Dudley and Tom T. Hall collaborated on a musical roll call that cleverly pays tribute to the rich tapestry of American trucking firms that happened to be in existence as of December 1967 when this song was recorded and subsequently released on Dudley’s 1968 Mercury album, Thanks for All the Miles:
[Pssst: Click on the triangle above to hear “There Ain’t No Easy Run” by Dave Dudley.]
[The above audio clip taken from a special all-trucking edition of Charlie Coleman‘s Classic Country that was guest selected by Zero to 180 alter ego, The Dieselbilly Kid.]
“There Ain’t No Easy Run” was a Top 10 country hit, while the album made the Top 40 on the country charts.
Musician and recording credits for this album – although isn’t that Jimmy Colvard (“Six Days on the Road”) playing his distinctive brand of percussive lead guitar?
Jerry Kennedy - guitar/dobro Harold Bradley, Ray Edenton, Jerry Shook, Chip Young - guitar Pete Drake - steel Bob Moore - bass Buddy Harman - drums Hargus Pig Robbins - piano Recorded: December 1967 - Columbia Recording Studio - Nashville