Aaron Tippin, a former trucker, is a musician who mines the seam between trucks and country. He’s announcing a contest that marries the old form of communication with the new: Cobra Electronics Coast-to-Coast With Aaron Tippin.
This country legend has recorded “In Overdrive,” an album of his favorite trucking songs. Tippin reminds American truckers that they are not forgotten.
“I had no way of knowing how much fun this was going to be when I decided to rerecord some of the greatest truck drivin’ songs of all time, “Tippin said in a press release. “Man, we had a great time in the studio and I thought that was pretty cool, but this album just keeps getting bigger and more fun.”
Tippin was inspired when he visited with hundreds of fellow truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, where he helped announce the winner of Arrow’s Back On The Road 2009. His concert at MATS was attended by more than 8,000 truckers who motivated him to do something that hasn’t been done in more than 40 years. He’s going to recreate the Pony Express of the trucking world by sending a message cross country just to show that it can still be done.
A lot of important messages were sent out by the CB radio long before there were cell phones or easy-access Internet communications: truckers finding out their wives had given birth; engagements; stories of lifesaving heroes and the brotherhood of truckers – and some too fantastic to believe.
Tippin created this contest to try to relive those great old memories when the CB was king and to show the world that the truckin’ pipeline is alive and well.
Tippin has joined forces for this landmark contest with Cobra Electronics, Barjan, and Petro Stopping Centers to salute America’s 14 million-plus work force of trucking professionals whose daily sweat and energy keep our country moving.
Tippin will launch the contest on Friday, April 17, at the Petro Stopping Center in Kingston Springs, TN. He’ll send out a secret code to all truckers going east to west and west to east to see how long it takes to send the message the old-fashioned way from coast to coast.
Two lucky truckers will win special Cobra Electronics radios and Aaron Tippin prize packages at select Petro Stopping Centers on both the East and West Coast.
For contest details and guidelines, click here.