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Musical Roll Call – Special Trucker’s Edition: “There Ain’t No Easy Run”

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:

There Ain’t No Easy Run – Dave Dudley

[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 radio show 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.

Dave Dudley - Thanks for All the Miles

Musician and recording credits for this album obtained elsewhere – although isn’t that Jimmy Colvard (“Six Days on the Road“) playing his snappy and 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


LINK to Musical Roll Calls

LINK to Truck Driving Songs

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