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87 Songs About Trucks and Trucking

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Whether you drive a Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, or some other brand of pick up truck, celebrate your love of trucks and trucking with a playlist of truck songs.

Whether you drive a Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Toyota, or some other brand of pick up truck, celebrate your love of trucks and trucking with a playlist of truck songs.

The World Looks Different From the Window of a Truck

The world looks a lot different from behind the window of a 4x4. My husband started driving one last year, so this mama gets to ride shotgun. I'll be danged if I don't like the change of perspective.

If you enjoy the benefits of driving a truck—hauling loads, sitting up higher, and worrying less about getting stuck—then make a playlist of songs about trucks and trucking. We have a long list of songs to start you off.

1. "Pickup Man" by Joe Diffie

The country fella in this 1994 ditty discovered a long time ago that "there's something women like about a pickup man." Now nothing can separate him from his truck.

Like most country boys, he first became enthralled with trucks when he played with toy trucks as a kid. Then at age 16, he graduated to big boy toys and his first real truck. Besides meeting all of his wives in traffic jams, he knows that you can't have a decent tailgate without a truck. Let's hear it for the pickup man!

2. "Brothers of the Highway" by Tony Justice (featuring Aaron Tippin)

A truck driving anthem, this 2016 country song pays homage to all the "brothers of the highway" and "children of the wind" who earn their living delivering goods from point of origin to destination. They leave their families at home to criss-cross the country in big rigs, fueled by truck stop coffee and the freedom of the highway. Thank you for being people we can count on!

3. "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" by Kip Moore

The young couple in this 2011 country song is gonna go make hay. She'll bring her red sundress and he'll bring the cold beer and his truck. They plan on kicking up a little dust in the farmer's field past the "No Trespassing" sign.

What happens in the back of the truck stays in the back of the truck. That's romance, country style.

4. "That Ain't My Truck" by Rhett Akins

Oh, the choices! The girl in this 1995 country song has been dating two guys and has promised both of them that she'd make a choice by tonight. When one of them, the narrator of the song, fails to hear back from her, he drives by her house and sees the other dude's truck parked out front. That tells him everything he needs to know.

5. "Back That Thing Up" by Justin Moore

Wait what? The guy in this country song from 2008 is supposedly teaching his lady friend to drive a truck. However, he sure uses a lot of sexually suggestive language to do it. Something tells me this isn't just about backing up a pick-up truck:

Can I tell ya, back that thing up
Throw it in reverse, let Daddy load it up
Honey, back that thing up
If you gonna work a farm you gotta learn to drive a truck
Honey, back that thing up.

6. "I Drive Your Truck" by Lee Brice

When a loved one or friend dies, all that may remain of them are the memories. The guy in this 2012 country song has his brother's truck, and it's a poignant reminder as to what's missing in his life.

The fallen soldier's dog tags hang from the rear mirror, the country station still rests where he left it, and there's a folded Go Army t-shirt in the back seat. The old truck is a bittersweet time capsule between brothers. It connects one brother killed in action with another who has been left behind to pick up the pieces.

7. "We Rode in Trucks" by Luke Bryan

In this 2007 country tune, the narrator recalls growing up in the south Georgia red clay, where trucks were the center of all that mattered. Young men hauled hay in trucks, went into town in trucks, hunted, fished, tailgated, and courted girls. There are few things that folks didn't do with a little mud on the tires.

8. "Take a Little Ride" by Jason Aldean

Maybe it's romantic to the girl he's seeing, but I see this 2012 country song as describing a cheap hookup. The narrator doesn't even take his love interest to dinner first. Instead, our pickup man shines up his Chevy, picks up a six-pack, then swings by his girl's house so they can go watch the corn grow all night. #Expectmore, sweetheart!

9. "Truck Got Stuck" by Corb Lund

Credit this funny 2005 country tune to some Canadians who like big tires. They can sure make a mess in the mud, too, eh? The song describes how a bunch of buddies with trucks take turns getting stuck and unstuck in a mud-soaked prairie that had previously been dry for ages:

The Chev got stuck and the Ford got stuck
But the Chev unstuck when the Dodge showed up
But the Dodge got stuck in the tractor rut
Which eventually pulled out the Ford
And the Dodge.

Nothing works except some borrowed genetically modified canola seed. (The YouTube is funny if you want to look it up, but you'll have to turn it up loud to hear it.)

10. Jack 'Em Up by Jawga Boyz (featuring Pastor Troy)

If you've never been mud boggin', then you're just not country enough. This 2012 hick hop (country/rap) song celebrates making a dang dirty mess with yer truck in the backwoods with other 4x4 owners. Tires are usually as high as people's spirits. Mud gets thrown everywhere.

Several key lines from the song describe the messy essence of taking your truck mud boggin':

  • "It's been a bad day if it comes home clean"
  • "I keep the mud flyin' and I ain't even tryin'" and
  • "If you're scared to get it stuck, keep your truck out the mud."

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11. "Silverado Bench Seat" by Granger Smith

There's no second-guessing the intentions of the country boy in this 2013 song because he spells it right out for the girl he likes:

I wanna love you on a Silverado bench seat,
Fogging up the windows while we're parked down by the creek.
No other light beside the stars and the moon
That's what you get when this country boy loves you.

At least she's forewarned about his intentions.

12. "Dirt Road Anthem" by Jason Aldean

A number of country songs, unfortunately, give a perplexing wink and a grin to drinking and driving, and this 2011 ditty is one of them. Even though the narrator is driving on a country backroad, he can still wrap himself around a tree just as effectively as he can on an Interstate.

He flouts open container and DUI laws while reminiscing about the good old days and growing up in the backwoods.

Yeah I'm chilling on a dirt road
Laid back swervin' like I'm George Jones
Smoke rollin' out the window
An ice cold beer sittin' in the console

13. "Big Tires" by Lenny Cooper

This monster truck is so freaking loud you can hear it on the other end of the county. Well almost.

The guy in this 2011 country rap song is revving up his engine, and his testosterone is in overdrive. He's got himself some big ol' tires, and he's ready to hit the mud hole where he'll sling some mud and make some deep tracks with the best of them. With tires that big, does he need to jump down out of the cab?

14. "East Bound and Down" by Jerry Reed

Written for the 1977 Smokey and the Bandit movie soundtrack, this classic country ditty describes long-haul truckers transporting illegal beer across state lines at breakneck speeds. "East bound and down" is CB radio lingo that means a trucker is headed in an easterly direction and is done transmitting but is still listening to the channel.

There are about 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the United States, and the country is facing a shortage of them. Seventy percent of all American freight is transported by truck.

"I didn't wait for luck.  I tore after it with a truck." - A.A. Bell, author, from the book "Diamond Eyes"

"I didn't wait for luck. I tore after it with a truck." - A.A. Bell, author, from the book "Diamond Eyes"

15. "Boys 'Round Here" by Blake Shelton and Pistol Annies and Friends

To hell with The Beatles. The boys 'round here don't do that kind of music, according to this 2013 country tune. They work with their hands, spit chewin' tobacco, and appreciate the fine art of Bocephus and honky tonks. That's where they talk about girls and trucks, their two favorite subjects. And if they're fortunate enough, they'll sweet talk one by asking her:

Have you ever got down with a
Red red red red red red red red red red redneck?

That come-on only works some of the time, but it's worth a try. If you're proud to be a redneck, embrace who you are and make a playlist of redneck anthems.

16. "Country Boy" by Alan Jackson

In this 2008 country song, a country gentleman offers a ride to a woman in need. He has a full tank of gas and a truck that can easily traverse city streets or back country roads. It's his 4-wheel drive chariot and he's eager to put it to good use.

17. "Eight Second Ride" by Jake Owens

You know you've found the right gal when her pick-up line is, "Do you mind takin' me home tonight? 'Cause I ain't never seen a country boy with tires on his truck this high." This country ditty from 2009 describes a redneck one-night stand. She climbs in his truck, isn't offended by the spit cup, and sings every word to "A Country Boy Can Survive."

This sure isn't the only song with a pickup line. If you're looking for some inspiration and humor, then make yourself a playlist of songs with pickup lines.

18. "Make Me Wanna" by Thomas Rhett

Keep your eyes on the road, fella!

As they ride down country backroads, the narrator of this 2013 country song is so distracted by the beauty of his girlfriend that it's difficult for him to think straight. Between her cute dimples and the dress she's wearing, his self-control has flown out of the window. He wants to pull the truck to the side of the road and get busy with her in the back of the truck. (Is this supposed to be romantic?)

19. "Hillbilly Deluxe" by Brooks and Dunn

Round 'bout Saturday night, them good ol' boys in the sticks shine up their trucks, put on their best denim and the smell-good Axe, then head uptown for a hillbilly hoedown. They may cruise through town blasting their car stereos or find a country girl to cuddle up with. According to this 2005 country song, you just can't do a small town Saturday night right without a pickup truck.

20. "(Married to My) Pickup Truck" by Rodney Carrington

The guy in this funny 2008 country song has given up on love and decided to marry his pickup truck. In addition to listening more than it speaks, the truck is more loyal and less critical than his ex-wife. The narrator also really likes that the truck doesn't demand good behavior from him.

Most Americans are dependent on long haul trucking for delivery of important goods to their home cities.  Trucking, however, has its risks.  It is consistently one of the 10 most dangerous occupations.

Most Americans are dependent on long haul trucking for delivery of important goods to their home cities. Trucking, however, has its risks. It is consistently one of the 10 most dangerous occupations.

Even More Songs About Trucks and Trucking

Know a song about trucks or trucking that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

SongArtistYear Released

21. Cruise

Florida Georgia Line

2012

22. Point at You

Justin Moore

2013

23. Big Ol' Truck

Toby Keith

1995

24. Eastbound and Down

Jerry Reed

1977

25. Pickup Truck

Shane Yellowbird

2006

26. Six Days on the Road

Dave Dudley

1963

27. My Truck

Gretchen Wilson (featuring Josh Malter)

2013

28. Two Of A Kind, Workin' On A Full House

Garth Brooks

1991

29. My Truck

Colt Ford

2017

30. Truck Yeah

TIm McGraw

2012

31. Look At My Truck

Chase Rice

2014

32. Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)

Alabama

1984

33. If My Truck Could Talk

Jason Aldean

2014

34. Mud on the Tires

Brad Paisley

2003

35. Truck I Drove in High School

Mitchell Tenpenny

2018

36. Mud Digger

Colt Ford (featuring Lenny Ford)

2010

37. We Do It In a Field

Granger Smith

2013

38. Follow That Dust

Taylor Ray Holbrook

2017

39. Rough & Ready

Trace Adkins

2004

40. 18 Wheeler

Pink

2001

41. Teddy Bear

Red Sovine

1976

42. Kickin' Up Mud

The Lacs

2010

43. Convoy

Paul Brandt

1975

44. Mine's Bigger

The Lacs

2017

45. Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses

Kathy Mattea

1988

46. 5-1-5-0

Dierks Bentley

2012

47. Top Down

Fifth Harmony

2015

48. Broke Down

Cole Swindell

2016

49. Boy Gets a Truck

Keith Urban

2016

50. Sticks

Craig Morgan

2008

51. Drivin’ My Life Away

Eddie Rabbitt

1980

52. Truck Step

Colt Ford

2014

53. Asphalt Cowboy

Jason Aldean

2005

54. I Want a Cowboy

Reba McEntire

2009

55. I've Been Everywhere

Johnny Cash

1962

56. She Was a Good Truck

Joey + Rory

2013

57. Dirt Road Diary

Luke Bryan

2013

58. Cab of My Truck

Dierks Bentley

2005

59. Prisoner of the Highway

Ronnie Milsap

1984

60. Chicken Truck

John Anderson

1981

61. Highway Junkie

Gary Allan

1998

62. Santa's Gonna Come in a Pickup Truck

Alan Jackson & The Chipmunks

1994

63. Phantom 309

Red Sovine

1967

64. Thank God for the Radio

The Kendalls

1984

65. Truck Driver's Blues

Merle Haggard

1996

66. My Ol' Bronco

Luke Bryan

2015

67. Pickup Lines

Justin Moore

2016

68. Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)

Garth Brooks

1993

69. Let's Ride

Easton Corbin

2015

70. Dashboard

Chris Young

2009

71. How Country Feels

Randy Houser

2013

72. Suds in the Bucket

Sara Evans

2003

73. Next to You, Next to Me

Shenandoah

1990

74. Runnin' Outta Moonlight

Randy Houser

2013

75. She Loves My Truck

Cottonmouth

2016

76. Driving My Life Away

Eddie Rabbitt

1980

77. That Old Truck

Thomas Rhett

2019

78. Speedball Tucker

Jim Croce

1973

79. Wolf Creek Pass

C. W. McCall

1975

80. On the Road Again

On the Road Again

1980

81. Trucker Man

Gretchen Wilson

2017

82. Big Wheels in the Moonlight

Dan Seals

1988

83. I Love My Truck

Glen Campbell

1981

84. My Truck

Breland

2020

85. Only Truck in Town

Tyler Farr

2020

86. No Truck Song

Tim Hicks

2020

87. Chevys and Fords

Billy Ray Cyrus & Johnny McGuire

2019

© 2018 FlourishAnyway

Comments

Robert Sacchi on April 01, 2020:

Thank you. I'll be thinking about you and yours as well. I'm OK for money, alternate sources of income. I'll worry about the 401K at a later date.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 01, 2020:

Bob - I hope you stay actively employed so you can pay bills. I'll be thinking about you and your family.

Robert Sacchi on April 01, 2020:

I have an essential employee letter also. They cut me down to 24 hours a week. Stay well.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 31, 2020:

Bob - Everything is shut down here in Virginia. My daughter is a college student and is back at home attending college now on-line. She had been working as a photographer but was laid off almost immediately. She missed qualifying for unemployment by less than $5. My husband has an essential employee letter and is basically working normally. Lots of alone time. Stay safe!

Robert Sacchi on March 31, 2020:

You're welcome. I'm down to 4 days a week. They closed down Virginia. I have my essential employee letter. I guess I'm dong OK. Stay well.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 30, 2020:

Bob - Thanks for the song recommendation which I added. Hope you are still doing well and staying safe.

Robert Sacchi on March 28, 2020:

Consider "Wolf Creek Pass" by C.W. McCall.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 28, 2020:

Peggy - They do come in handy for moves, hauling mulch, and all kinds of surprising uses. You rarely have to worry whether it'll fit, unlike a car.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 28, 2020:

We have never owned a truck but several of our neighbors have one. They come in handy if hauling a load of mulch or other items like that. I was unfamiliar with most of these songs. Another long list!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2019:

Phil R Neill - Sounds good! Have fun hauling whatever you're gonna haul in it, Thanks for stopping by!

Phil R Neill from Chester, Virginia, USA on February 16, 2019:

I think I am going to have to go out and buy a New Truck!

Great write-up!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 11, 2019:

Bob - You too!

Robert Sacchi on January 10, 2019:

Hope you have a great weekend.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 10, 2019:

Bob - Glad you enjoyed this! Have a great week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 05, 2019:

Jo - Oh, no. No wonder you aren't fond of them! I'm sorry to hear that and very glad you lived to tell about it.

Robert Sacchi on January 05, 2019:

Great list! A lot of songs I never heard of and a lot that brought back memories. Thanks for bringing me up to date. You may want to consider "CB Savage" in this or your songs that won't fly today article. Another to consider "White Knight".

Jo Miller from Tennessee on January 05, 2019:

I've never understood the fascination with trucks, the bigger the better evidently. I've never been very fond of them myself, especially after a tractor trailer plowed into the back of me and my daughter. Lucky we weren't killed.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 01, 2019:

Jason - Happy New Year to you too! I still have a long list of playlist topics, yessirree.

Jason Behm from Cebu, Philippines on January 01, 2019:

Happy new year!

You never ran out of songs! Amazing lists about trucks... hehee

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 01, 2019:

Linda, I never heard that term for a truck. You have a wonderful new year, too! Wishing you much success, happiness, and good health in the year ahead.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 30, 2018:

This article made me think of my uncle. He drove big trucks (or juggernauts, as we called them) through Europe. I never got to ride in one, but it was interesting to hear his stories about them.

Happy New Year, Flourish.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 30, 2018:

Heidi - Good one! I didn't have that one on my radar at all. Added definitely. I bet I'll have to do a farming playlist here at some point. Now you've got my mind racing on all kinds of farm-related hits. Have a happy, healthy and successful 2019!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 30, 2018:

Clive - Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy and successful 2019!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 30, 2018:

Mary - Cute comment! Wishing you all the best as well in the new year!

Clive Williams from Jamaica on December 30, 2018:

I have no idea. Don't really listen truck songs. Nice list though.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on December 30, 2018:

Used to be an Eddit Rabbit fan in the 80s. So I love "Driving My Life Away."

But here's one that I'm not sure if it fits with this trucking playlist or a farming playlist: "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" by Kenny Chesny. I think the choice is up to you, Playlist Maven!

Happy New Year!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 30, 2018:

I can understand why there are many songs about trucks as the fascination with trucks have invaded our minds these days. May your New Year be a truckload of joy.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 30, 2018:

ptosis - Thanks for the recommendations which I added. Hope your evening was wonderful. Have a great 2019.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 30, 2018:

Linda - The unevenness between you and your husband sounds like that of my parents. I'm glad Mr. CarbDiva gave you your own step!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 30, 2018:

Tim - My nephews are Boy Scouts too. My sister finds that they learn a lot and expends their wild energy which she sure appreciates since she's a single parent. You have a wonderful New Year too!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 30, 2018:

Dora - It is touching that someone would grieve in this way. We had a neighbor whose husband died and she had a hard time getting rid of his truck although she wasn't able to drive it. It took her a couple of years. Happy New Year to you too!

ptosis from Arizona on December 29, 2018:

She Loves My Truck

Artist: Cottonmouth

Album: Blue Religion

AND

Runnin' Outta Moonlight Randy Houser

Look out your window at the cloud of dust that's my headlights, that's my truck

Come on baby, don't you keep me waitin'

I gotta go, I've got a reservation tailgate for two underneath the stars

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 29, 2018:

Flourish, my guy is 6'2" but he took pity on me and installed a step on the side of his truck so that I can boost myself up and in. As you know I'm 5 foot nothing so that first step up or down is a doozy.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on December 29, 2018:

Hi, Flourish,

Love trucks. According to some sources I've read, the love of pick up trucks is becoming global. Most of these songs I recognized. I particularly like the Convoy song (probably the first hick-hop song recorded), and the Alabama song was great to hike to in the mountains when I was a Boy Scout.

My Scout Leader was a big Alabama fan, as I am now. (At least, the upbeat stuff.)

Great list about something most of us truly enjoy.

Happy New Year to you and yours; keep on rolling, Flourish! Roll on!

Sincerely,

Tim

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2018:

Frances - My experience is that pickup owners are usually very willing to lend a helping hand to others. Glad you had someone willing to help you out when you needed it!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 29, 2018:

Such a fun topic! Finally made some connection between trucking and romance. The story in Number 6 is touching. Happy New Year and New Lists!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2018:

Linda - Thank you for stopping by. I never imagined that I'd like pickup trucks. My husband gets to drive various vehicles for work long-term. He's had a Chevy truck for the last year plus and loves it. It does take some getting used to because of its size with backing up and its height with climbing into it (and I'm even a tall girl). However, we sure don't have to worry about getting stuck in the snow or fret about how we're going to haul away an old couch. They're pretty cool after all!

Hope you have a happy and successful 2019!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2018:

Liz - Just about any subject! Thanks for stopping by!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2018:

Bill - Happy New Year to you as well. I didn't see you as a truck guy but it makes sense with all you do.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2018:

Peg - You have a mighty expensive truck! Sounds like you enjoy it!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2018:

Ellison - Thanks for stopping by and expressing your love of trucks. They're great for hauling horses from place to place when needed.

Frances Metcalfe from The Limousin, France on December 29, 2018:

Hi Flourish. Such witty commentary as always on these trucking songs. Can't say I've ever had to fend off a pickup guy. My experience was a good one - I'd crashed my car in the snow and a kind driver gave me a lift home!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 29, 2018:

Flourish, I'll have to admit that none of these are on my playlist. I'm just not a Country/Western kinda gal. But I enjoy your summaries. Now I feel like going for a drive.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year.

Liz Westwood from UK on December 29, 2018:

I had no idea that there were so many songs about trucks. You are fast proving that you can put together a playlist for any subject.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 29, 2018:

I drew a total blank, which is sad since I have a truck. Oh well!

Happy New Year my friend!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on December 29, 2018:

Trucks rule! I love driving my hubby's pickup truck and the looks I get because it's custom lowered, red and cool. These songs about trucks are as well. Keep on truckin'.

Ellison Hartley from Maryland, USA on December 29, 2018:

Love this article, Some of the country music songs about trucks are my all time favorite songs!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2018:

Pamela - I don't know how he remembered them or sang them so quickly! He was a real legend. Thanks for commenting. Have a great weekend!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 29, 2018:

These are some well known truck songs, particularly if you listen to country music. This is a great review. I always thought that Johnny Cash's song was fun to listen to as I wondered how he could remember all those towns. You have a good list of some of the most popular songs.