Country singer Lindsay Lawler will represent the Truckload Carriers Assn. Highway Angel Program on a 26-stop tour at select TA/Petro truck stops. The pro-trucking country music concerts will help revitalize the “Knights of the Highway” image of the professional truck driver, according to TCA.
The unique tour runs from Aug. 19 through Oct. 30, 2013, and is sponsored by TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers (TA/Petro). Each of the stops will feature an hour-long acoustic performance by Lawler from the top of a flatbed truck, sponsored by Fikes Truck Line, and a live, two-hour radio remote through Renegade Radio Nashville.
To further enhance the interactive, family-friendly experience, trucking carriers and other companies are signing up to be stop sponsors, where they will greet drivers, talk about their services, and show general support for Lawler and the trucking industry.
“We’re very proud of Lindsay, and are lucky to have such a gifted and talented artist as the spokesperson for Highway Angels,” said Tom Kretsinger Jr., TCA’s chairman and the president of American Central Transport, Inc., Liberty, MO. “The fact that she’s getting out in front of both drivers and local communities at truck stops across America speaks to her devotion to trucking and its ideals.”
Lawler’s songs are both entertaining and pro-trucking — a powerful combination when it comes to changing stereotypes about the trucking industry, TCA adds. She brought TCA’s Highway Angel program into the country music spotlight in 2010, when she wrote a tribute to the program’s honorees — men and women drivers who perform extraordinary acts on the road every day, sometimes even saving lives.
She became the spokesperson for the program in 2012. Some of her other songs, including “For the Long Haul,” “Truckers and Rodeo Crowds,” and “He Loves the Road,” contain lyrics that spotlight the trucking lifestyle in a positive way.
“Since I got involved with the trucking industry, I’ve met the nicest people in the world, particularly drivers, who are like rock stars to me,” said Lawler. “It is my honor and privilege to take my show on the road and hopefully connect with lots of people, both inside and outside of the trucking industry.”
For a listing of the tour locations, dates, and times, as well as information about how to become a Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour sponsor, please visit www.TruckStopTour.com.