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Truck Driving Country

Truck driving country is an offshoot of honky tonk, country-rock, and Bakersfield country. It's hard-driving music, with a beat straight out of country-rock and sentiments from honky tonk. Often, the songs are about driving trucks or heartbreak. The music reached a larger audience in the late '70s, when the CB phenomenon swept pop culture and when the films Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit popularized truck driving country.