Why is country music stereotypically synonymous with trucking?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by bentstrider83, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    1,625
    3,158
    Apr 10, 2012
    Indiana
    0
    Thats your answer, plain and simple, most popular music that is least objectionable to the widest array of likely customers is what will be played. Listen in various stores, for instance; you're not going to hear metal outside of hot topic or a bar. Easy listening jazz will crop up here and there, but its never been the most popular. You may get top 40 pop some places, but walmart wont be playing rap because the karens and grandmas dont like it and will complain, and THATS who is catered to.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    15,957
    111,060
    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    0
    In a month, the truck stops, particularly TA/Petro, will start playing 24-7 Christmas music.

    Modern country music absolutely BLOWS, but Christmas music is 50 million versions of 10 songs. Mental laziness at it’s finest. 3 months of nothing but mental laziness. I’d rather hear the Taylor Swift bubble gum pop music.
     
  4. Plantfoam

    Plantfoam Light Load Member

    198
    450
    Aug 18, 2015
    DFW
    0
    Probably because they have the most songs about divorce and depression
     
  5. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

    1,527
    1,351
    Dec 26, 2011
    Portales, NM
    0
    So country is just "proto Emo"? Sweet!!
     
    Geekonthestreet and N00bLaLoosh Thank this.
  6. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

    565
    1,261
    May 2, 2021
    0
  7. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Heavy Load Member

    715
    2,206
    Sep 18, 2017
    Linville, Va
    0
    I think more accurately, country music is great at story telling and being proud to be American......sorry but not many other genres tell it like it is in real life....country folks know about busting their butt for very little money......or guys out in the oilfields hardly being home to provide for the family.....always feel like alot of pop songs, the artist never actually lived that life or experience.....
     
  8. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

    1,527
    1,351
    Dec 26, 2011
    Portales, NM
    0
    I could see where you're coming from in that regard. I mean I listen to a lot of Bruce Hornsby and he more or less keeps it grounded to happenings around his native Williamsburg. "On the western skyline" could've easily been country. But struck a nerve with everyone.



    Then of course there's this underappreciated Brian McKnight track. Separation, loneliness, sounds very much like a country track.



    All in all, a light cross over could do wonders if you balance it out right.
     
    Trucker61016 Thanks this.
  9. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

    1,527
    1,351
    Dec 26, 2011
    Portales, NM
    0
    A duster is about as "country" as I'll get. Picked this up from a dude in Lubbock for like $30. Best $30 I ever spent!!

    20200106_222607.jpg

    It's warm and makes a good cosplay addition!!
     
    Trucker61016 Thanks this.
  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    6,767
    10,398
    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    0
    Truck driving was an industry of about 85% white drivers until The Diversity Curse was deployed by Our Betters. Now there is so much peace, love, and understanding the industry is harmonious and unified you can barely buy fuel.
     
  11. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

    3,741
    3,644
    Jan 10, 2012
    Louisville, Kentucky
    0
    "hi this is Trace Adkins, nothing is better than a hot cup of coffee from flying pilot j"

    ....somin like that....

    Anyone remember that ad everytime you went in to pee?
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted