Dale Watson released his first album of exclusively truckin’-inspired songs in 1998 called The Truckin’ Sessions. The album became a favorite amongst devoted Dale Watson fans over the years, which inspired Dale to release a second installment The Truckin’ Sessions, Vol. 2 in 2009. Now Dale aims to make it a perfect three by releasing yet another 14-song volume of truckin’ songs in the Truckin’ Songs Trilogy due from Red River Entertainment on July 8th. The collection will include all three discs, though it’s not entirely clear at the moment if the new one will be made available by itself.
“There’s a definite style of music that has to be used when writing a truckin’ song,” says Watson, whose father was a trucker. “The words mean a lot. You can’t cover them up with a wall of music.” Watson wrote and produced all the songs on the new album, with help from real truckers on one of the tunes called “Freewheelin'”. While live on Sirius XM’s Roaddog Show, Watson invited truckers to call in and contribute lyrics to the song that resulted in the final composition.
The Truckin’ Sessions Trilogy is available for pre-order.