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Legendary Trucking Singer Red Simpson Dies

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Red Simpson, singer of classic trucking songs like “(Hello) I’m a Truck” and “Roll Truck Roll” has died at the age of 81.

Simpson’s major musical accomplishment, according to Rolling Stone magazine, was “giving truckers a voice.” He is also credited with contributing to the Bakersfield Sound with musicians Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

Simpson was on tour when he suffered a heart attack in December. He was recovering at home when he succumbed to a complication from the heart attack and died on January 8.

You can listen to Simpson’s biggest hit “(Hello) I’m a Truck” below.

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Sources: 
CMT
Rolling Stone
Country Standard Time
Wayne Harvey

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