We’re back with a modern take on our classic Truck Driving Songs series. When was the last time you heard a modern band shout out to truck drivers? Aside from a single here and there from country stars, the music community doesn’t get many trucking songs played these days. This band wants to change that.
The Road Hammers is a country rock band that only want to create new stories of the truckers of North America for a modern audience. It’s all they focus on. So far, they’re making quite an impression.
The Road Hammers was founded in 2004 as a project by lead singer and guitarist Jason McCoy, a multiple Canadian Country Music Association male vocalist of the year winner. He stated the idea was to play trucker music, and came together with two other musicians with similar views on music – country-rocker Clayton Bellamy, whose father is a truck driver, and bassist Chris Byrne, both Albertans.
Their first release was only classic truck driving and southern rock songs. These days, they’re doing more to create original trucker tunes that help drivers click off the miles while stomping their feet. Their last release was put out in 2009, and made quite a stir. The album’s first single, “Homegrown,” has reached the Top 20 of the Canadian country singles chart. They’re currently working on a new full-length album, so look for it. Enjoy, truck drivers!