SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD

Latest update on 02/02/2017

Artist: Paul Davis
Author: Earl Green/Carl Montgomery
Label: Bulletin
Year: 1961

Truckers' favorite written by two real truckers spending six days on one job regularly. In fact this song started the truck driving song genre singlehandedly. It was first offered to Jimmy C. Newman but he turned it down. Billboard first mentioned this original version in September '61.

Covers:

1963:

Dave Dudley [n°2 C&W, originally on Golden Wing, second version on Mercury]

1963:

Red Sovine

1963:

Texas Troubadours

1965:

Hank Snow

1965:

Hylo Brown

1966:

George Jones

1966:

Hank Thompson

1967:

Bobby Bare

1967:

Jim Croce

1968:

Del Reeves

1969:

Taj Mahal

1969:

Charley Pride

1969:

Flying Burrito Brothers [in film Gimme Shelter]

1970:

Dick Curless

1970:

Country Joe McDonald

1973:

Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels [with Emmylou Harris]

1974:

Johnny Rivers

1975:

Claude François [as Six jours sur la route]

1979:

Boxcar Willie

1985:

Celibate Rifles

1987:

Steve Earle

1987:

Ferlin Husky

1990:

Matchbox

1990s:

Rosie Flores

1990s:

Dale Watson

1991:

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

1994:

Henk Wijngaard

1995:

Freddy Fender

1996:

Toni Price

1997:

Sawyer Brown [in film Planes, Trains & Automobiles; title track cd and top 20 C&W]

2000:

BR5-49

2008:

Popa Chubby

2008:

Mudcrutch [with Tom Petty]

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