OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE… FROM TERRY WOOLEY
Every now and then a cause comes along that just reaches out to you so strongly that you just have to grab it by the horns and hold on. Such is the case with a group of men and women, all fellow drivers known as Truckers Charity. These folks not only talk the talk, they walk the walk. Recently during the truck show in Louisville (MATS) I had the pleasure of spending 3 days and nights helping and watching these folks work. And work they did, from early morning fixing breakfast and coffee for the drivers in the Papa John’s lot, to spending the whole entire day talking about the charity, and passing out pocket constitutions, which by the way were placed in the hands of over 8000 folks, to spending late evening hours preparing more food for the drivers , all the while smiling and enjoying what they were doing. It’s one of the few organizations that this old guitar slinging songwriting country boy has been around that do exactly what they say and return 100% of the money that comes into there charity back to helping disadvantaged drivers. I myself was a driver before becoming an entertainer. I don’t recall that there was anything like Truckers Charity when I was driving. Of course at the time things were a little different, a handshake was a handshake and was as good as a contract. If you broke down by the side of the road there were 3-4 drivers that would stop to help almost before you could step out of your truck, and you never had to worry about a company closing up shop and leaving you stranded without a way to get home. But some things change. And even though some things change, there are still some things that remain the same. There are still drivers willing to help other drivers, there are still those who will go that extra mile and who still believe in the brotherhood of the road. Truckers Charity is that group. A group of everyday hard working drivers, that are still from the old school, and who still believe in the common everyday values that this country was built on. And even though my driving now is relegated to a 45 ft tour bus, I still count myself as part of that brotherhood. And now instead of actually driving up and down the roads of this country delivering freight, I travel the highways and byways, singing and writing songs about the drivers who do, at truck shows, fairs and festivals. I still spend lots of long hours on the highway, and just like many of the drivers, do it for very little pay, but being on that road is just like a sickness, but a sickness we can’t overcome. It is HIGHWAY FEVER. And as long as I’ve still got that Highway Fever I will continue to travel, play my guitar and sing these trucking songs I write for drivers all over this nation of ours, and as long as I do I will for sure continue to sing the praises of Truckers Charity. There motto of Get’em safe, Get’em fed, Get’em home, took on a whole new meaning after 3 days in Louisville. Truckers helping Truckers. They not only say it, they mean it, and to this old guitar slinging, country singing ex-truck driving country boy, they prove
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In : Terry Wooley