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Red Sovine was born Woodrow Wilson Sovine July 17, 1918 in Charleston, West Virginia. He was an American country music singer associated with truck driving songs. The most famous was his 1976 number one hit "Teddy Bear". Red Sovine was taught to play guitar by his mother. By the time he was 17 years old, Red worked professionally as an entertainer. In 1948 he formed his own band, "The Echo Valley Boys." By 1949, Red replaced Hank Williams, Sr. on the Louisiana Hayride after Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry.
On April 4, 1980, Sovine suffered a heart attack while driving his Ford van in Nashville, which caused him to crash. The injuries and his heart attack were fatal. He was buried next to his wife Norma, who died in 1976. For many years after his death, his greatest hits collection (The Best Of Red Sovine) was advertised on television, exposing his music to a new generation of fans. See Music Video Red Sovine Song Phantom 309

Dave Dudley was born David Darwin Pedruska on May 3, 1928 in Spencer, Wis. He was raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. His first hit on the country singles chart in 1961 was "Maybe I Do" on Vee Records. Dave is best remembered for his 1963 recording hit, "Six Days on the Road," which spent two weeks at No. 2 on the country charts.

He died on December 22, 2003. Through his music, Dudley helped create an image of the American trucker that influenced several films and TV shows from the '70s, including Smokey and the Bandit and Movin' On. See Music video Dave Dudley song six days on the road

James Wesley Huguely was born September 21, 1940 in Richmond, Kentucky. Jay Huguely was a stage actor, advertising executive and television writer/executive who enjoyed a brief run of popularity as a recording artist in the 1970s. Recording as Cledus Maggard & the Citizen's Band, Huguely, working at the time for Leslie Advertising in Greenville, South Carolina, enjoyed his one and only hit in 1976 with "The White Knight", released during popularity of the citizens' band radio, the song is about a semitrailer truck driver victimized by a Georgia Highway Patrol speed trap. James Wesley Huguely died December 13, 2008 in Valencia, California. See Music Video Jay Huguely Song White Knight

Boxcar Willie was born Lecil Travis Martin September 1, 1931 in Sterratt, Texas. He was an American country music singer, who sang in the "old-time hobo" music style, complete with dirty face, overalls, and a floppy hat. "Boxcar Willie" was originally a character in a ballad he wrote, but he later adopted it as his own stage name.

Martin joined the United States Air Force in 1949, and served as a pilot and flight engineer for the B-29 Super Fortress during the Korean War in the early 1950s. In San Jose, California, Martin attended a talent show as "Boxcar Willie" and performed under the nickname for the first time. He won first place, a $150 prize and a nickname that he would forever go by. He went on to become a star in country music, selling more than 10 million records, tapes and CDs worldwide.

In 1985, Martin moved to Branson, Missouri and purchased a theater on Highway 76, 76 Country Music Boulevard. In addition to the Boxcar Willie Theater, he opened a museum and eventually had two motels, both bearing his name. Boxcar Willie was one of the first big stars to open a show in Branson, paving the way for the other nationally-known names that followed. He performed at his theater in Branson until he died on April 12, 1999. See Music Video Boxcar Willie Song Convoy