Video takes an eye-opening deep dive into 1970s trucker country music

A new video from Vox gives you a fascinating glimpse into the world of trucker country music.

The video looks at how the development of the interstate highway system created the long haul trucking industry and how, in turn, the music industry responded to the needs of truck drivers for entertainment and provided them with “the kind of music that could keep you awake if you were driving a long haul trip across the county.”

The video dives into the history behind classic trucking tunes like “Convoy,” “Six Days on the Road,” “Tombstone Every Mile,” “Roll Truck Roll,” and “Phantom 309.”

Check out the video below.