Russ McDaniel & The Sleeper Band | Truck Songs From The Sleeper

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Truck Songs From The Sleeper

by Russ McDaniel & The Sleeper Band

Classic Country style,5 piece band,Great beats,lyrics,Johnny Cash Flavor.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Eighty's Just Not Fast Enough
Russ McDaniel
2:34 $0.99
2. Truck Drivin' Fool
Russ McDaniel
3:11 $0.99
3. Someone Warm To Hold
Kathy Richardson
4:37 $0.99
4. This Damn 18 Wheeler Won't Fit Down This Street
Russ McDaniel
2:35 $0.99
5. This Trucker's Headed Home
Larry Heral
2:57 $0.99
6. Jodie On The Phone
Russ McDaniel
2:36 $0.99
7. He'll Do Anything To Keep Me From Goin' Home
Larry Heral
3:18 $0.99
8. As The Crow Drives
Kathy Richardson
4:04 $0.99
9. Interstate Trucker
Russ McDaniel
2:21 $0.99
10. Thank God For The Big Old Trucks
Russ McDaniel
3:20 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Are you a truck driver? Here are 10 new original songs that will make you laugh, cry, and think "Well, this song says it all!". If we missed anything in these songs, you can e-mail your ideas to and we'll consider them for our next CD.

Did you ever think about getting a CDL and driving a truck?
Well, you can save yourself the time and trouble by listening to "Truck Songs From The Sleeper" and getting the straight scoop on what it's like.

You don't even have to be interested in truck driving to like these songs. One non-driver we know of left this album in his car's CD player and listened to it everywhere he went for 9 months!!

Sample tracks 1,2,4,6,9,and 10 for first male singer.
Sample tracks 5 and 7 for second male singer.
Sample tracks 3 and 8 for female singer.

Sample lyrics shown below.

EIGHTY'S JUST NOT FAST ENOUGH-Russ McDaniel's ode to "hot"
loads. "If I sleep 2 hours and take a shower, I'll be 8 hours late" "This load was only hot because it was July--Christmas toys for girls and boys, hand-painted Christmas ties"

TRUCK DRIVIN' FOOL-Blues style "I've always been a fool about drivin' a truck ever since my daddy let me hook one up" "Thirty-five dollars just to wash the dud, Who'd drive somethin' like that but a truck drivin' fool"

SOMEONE WARM TO HOLD-Female ballad about your wife missing you. "But when you're drivin' through the night, listenin'to the radio...."

THIS DAMN EIGHTEEN WHEELER WON'T FIT DOWN THIS STREET-"This street was built back in '21, the trucks were all small, the drivin' was fun...but this damn 18 wheeler won't fit down this street, been tryin' all day, I've had nothing to eat, got 4 traffic tickets by quarter to three.

THIS TRUCKER'S HEADED HOME-"It's snowin' in the Rockies but I won't let that stop me" "Christy's turning 6 year old, this daddy's headed home."

JODIE ON THE PHONE-Actually written in the sleeper of a 1996 Freightliner about a real dispatcher and the Sleeper album was born. "Jodie is 21 and sure looks good to me. I'm an old gear-jammer pushin' 33,"

HE'LL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP ME FROM GOIN' HOME: Larry Heral's rocking dispatcher tale of woe. "I figured it'd beat sittin' so I took it but I'm bettin' that I'll never see my home in Arkansas." "I'd like to tear up my CDL, hitchhike home....."

AS THE CROW DRIVES: She sings about him "flying" home to her in a style reminiscent of Stevie Nicks. "I made him a dream-catcher and it hangs there in his cab, keeps him safe when he's far away, reminds him of what we have. It makes him fly that 18 wheeler home...."

INTERSTATE TRUCKER: "Runnin' late, runnin' tired, got the paranoid blues, drinkin' cold coffee, spilled fuel on my shoes" "She warms up Wisconsin on a cold winter's day cause she knows what I need to keep livin' this way."

THANK GOD FOR THE BIG OLD TRUCKS: Featured on stage pf the Grand Ole Opry for a TV special."Thank God for the big old trucks, rollin' down the interstate, deliverin' everything we need here in the USA" "genuine dyed artificially flavored frozen imitation ice cream, 44,000 pounds of it rollin' down to New Orleans" "but he'll get it there just- in-time" "so thank God for the drivers and thank God for the big old trucks"




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great songs, down to earth and authentic
truckin' songs at their best...makes me want to
work harder on my own stuff now that I've heard it done
right. Keep on truckin'!!

Ron Jones

It was A gift I Love It
I am a johnny Cash fan.I got this CD as a gift for me to play on the road.It has a johnny Cash flavor to it.I love the lyrics,vocals and beats in the songs.Good female vocals on two of the 10 songs.The male vocals are good too.First album I have Heard where all the songs are Great.

"Havin' a Beer with Mike" TV Show (Crew)

Insightful, Original and Outstanding!
If you want a CD that can tell a good story, You will love Songs From The Sleeper. We heard this and felt like we were right there on the road. It packs a good message using a light hearted approach. Very Good! From the gang at HABWM..

David Lee

Canadian says Good Truck songs.good beats,they keep me awake
Good songs. The beat of Truck Driving Fool keeps me awake on long runs.Good music in general. I like all 3 singers.