With a population of approximately 1,100 residents, the tiny town of Tunica, Mississippi will grow by a few hundred or so this coming October 15th, 2011. As professional drivers and industry experts gather for the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, the event’s main objective is to acknowledge and honor the professional CDL truck driver.
Professional Trucker, Tony Justice to Perform at Convention
Tony Justice was born in Visalia, California and moved to L.A. until the age of three. In the fall of 1974, his parents moved his family to Pikeville, Kentucky where his love of racing began.
Tony finally ended up in East Tennessee in July of 1983, playing the bass and singing in gospel groups. At age 23, Tony was living out a childhood dream of becoming a race car driver.
Then his mother talked him into selling his race car and trailer and pursuing his music. She told him that if it did not pay off within five years, she would buy it all back. That was 18 years ago.
Today, he is a single father raising his wonderful children. In doing so, he is driving his Peterbilt truck over the road, a trade handed down to him by his father. Tony takes a lot of pride in being a second generation driver. One of the benefits to driving over the road are the “endless hours to write, and the highway provides endless inspirations to write about.”
In 2002, Tony was endorsed by NASCAR legends Rusty Wallace and Roger Penski, with Miller Beer choosing him to record his second album titled, “Rockin’ Rusty”.
He performed pre-race concerts to promote the popular album at tracks such as Daytona International Speedway, Lowes Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Tony also appeared on the John Boy and Billy Show, Rick and Bubba Show, Good Morning Las Vegas, Dollar Bill and Patti show, at the BULL in Birmingham, Alabama where he also headlined their listener appreciation show, and The Evening Ride show with his cowboy pal, Gunner on the radio station, WIVK based in Knoxville, TN.
He has just completed his third album titled “On the Road”, written by Kenny Chesney, Kim Williams and Randy Boudreaux. He feels honored and extremely fortunate to have recorded a song written by three of the best songwriters in Nashville.
Pilot/Flying J Travel Centers will be distributing and promoting the much anticipated album in their stores Nationwide.
Tony is currently on the road hauling freight to cities all over the country and anxiously awaiting the release of the “On the Road Album” and we are very grateful to have Tony performing at the first-ever Truck Driver Convention.
The event is RSVP only and reservations will be taken until October 5th, 2011.
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