The following is one of the most fascinating stories I've heard in a long, long time. And it's totally true.
SO! One of my favorite characters that frequent the bar I work at, is a 35 year old black guy with dreads, tall as hell; he spins records too (it's it his hobby - defiantly not your usual 18-wheeled trucker).
Here's the story he related to me and the bar staff early last night...
8-9 Truckers are killed in accidents on American Highways each and every week. To commemorate their fallen comrades, it's something of a tradition on Thursday's to play "Midnight Rider" by the Allman Brothers via CB radio.
And get THIS - they all sing along...together. And as I was told, CB radios have an average range of 5 miles, and as such, the truckers who are closer to you, as in on the same highway, they are WAY louder than the ones a few miles distant.
How fucking cool is that?
Consider my romance with random Americana re-ignited. For. Sure!
PS - He also grabbed my ass twice and my left nipple once, but I'm pretty sure he was just joking around.