Label: United Artists Records - 7C 062-82631 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Scandinavia • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
Dave Dudley born David Darwin Pedruska ; May 3, — December 22, was an American country music singer best known for his truck-driving country anthems of the s and s and his semi-slurred bass. Other recordings included Dudley's Akterfinal [Triumfmarsch Ur Aida] - Chalmersspex - Filip II with Tom T.
Born in Spencer, WisconsinDudley had a short career as a semi-professional baseball player. He then decided to pursue a career in country music. Dudley was injured once again inthis time in a car accident, setting back his career in music.
In"Six Days on the Road" became a hit for Dudley. The song was written by Earl Green and Peanutt Montgomery. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. In the original version of the song as recorded by Dudley the lyrics include the words " I'm taking little white pills and my eyes are open wide Some remakes of the song replace these words with a reference to looking at the white lines on the road.
Dudley can be heard and seen singing the correct original lyrics in a performance currently available at YouTube. InDudley moved on to Mercury Records. By the end ofhe released his first single from the label, "Last Day Feed - 9 Songs the Mines". Dudley continued to have success into the s, while continuing to record for Mercury Records.
In the s, Dudley continued to record sporadically, and remained popular in concert. During this time, he was elected to the 'Nashville Teamsters Truck Drivers Union', receiving a solid gold membership card from the union. During this time, he also found out that he had a big fan base in Europe, and he decided to try to appeal more to this market.
During his ownership he also sponsored multiple country music festivals on the property. In total, Dudley recorded more than 70 albums. However, he did not manage to reclaim his past success, and neither his single "Where's That Truck? Few of his hits have made it onto CDs and albums, creating a market for his vintage vinyl recordings. Dudley died on Rollin On Your Track - Dave Dudley - 20 Great Truck Hits 22,aged 75, after suffering a heart attack in his car in a parking lot in Danbury, Wisconsin.
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