What Music Do Truckers Listen to On The Road?

A professional over-the-road (OTR) truck driver spends 11 hours driving a truck cross-country each day.  This means changing up the tunes from time to time is a must!  Maybe a lively, upbeat song sounds just right on sunny days with only the open road ahead.  When in heavy traffic, something slow, calm and soothing might be just what a driver needs to stay focused on the task at hand.

Everyone has their own musical preferences for behind the wheel, but we thought it would be fun to see what some different drivers prefer to listen to on the road. It's always nice to hear your favorite songs, but what if you could have your favorite artist right there with you?

We gave drivers this question:  "If you could choose any musician dead or alive to ride along with on the road, who would it be?" Watch the video below to see what they said…

Lady Antebellum
Country music is one of the most popular genres out there for truckers, and Lady Antebellum was one we heard several times.  Lady Antebellum is known for songs like “Need You Now,” “American Honey,” and “Bartender.”

Garth Brooks
Continuing with the country theme, we’ve got Garth Brooks.  Drivers like that he can go from calmer music to more upbeat and energetic tracks.  Everyone knows “Friends in Low Places” – other popular songs include “Unanswered Prayers,” “The Dance,” and “The Thunder Rolls.”

Brantley Gilbert
“Outlaw Boy,” as one of the drivers we talked to put it. Hits include “Bottoms Up” and “Small Town Throwdown.” We promise this list isn’t all country…

For the driver wanting a bit more...kick…in their music, Eminem is likely to do the trick. A driver we talked to said he enjoyed listening to the rapper because he identifies with his music a lot.

Imagine Cruisin' the Country Listening to Your Favorite Tunes

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