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Country Artists Take the Stage with Red Eye Radio at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show

DALLAS, TX – March 16, 2016 – Westwood One’s Red Eye Radio network will kick the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) into high gear with live performances, product demonstrations, raffle drawing, and more! The Red Eye Radio Rendezvous Booth will be the hub of celebrity central in Louisville with live appearances and musical performances from Country artists Terri Clark, Kentucky Headhunters, Exile, Tony Justice, and TV’s “Deadliest Catch” star Edgar Hansen.

The Mid-America Trucking Show, a trucking convention with more than 70,000 attendees, takes place March 31 – April 2, 2016 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. Eric Harley, host of Red Eye Radio, will be on site to introduce attendees to the sizzling lineup of Country music artists. Convention guests can visit Red Eye Radio’s lobby booth (#41064) for signing autographs, taking photos, and talking with drivers. For specific days, schedule, and details visit www.redeyeradioshow.com.

Visitors to the booth will also be able to register for daily drawings for CB Radios, GPS Units, and much more. Support for Red Eye Radio’s 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show events and activities include: Mercer Transportation, ToughTested, Pilot Flying J, Chevron Delo, GCR Tire Centers, Taxation Solutions, The St. Christopher Fund, Motel 6, and Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires… Affordable and Dependable.

Red Eye Radio, hosted by Eric Harley and Gary McNamara, is the longest running nationally syndicated radio program focused on the needs of the trucking industry. The show airs on over 220 stations nationwide Monday-Friday, Midnight-5:00 am CT. For more than 40 years, the show has been a part of the fabric of the trucking industry. Red Eye Radio has done this by consistently providing professional drivers up-to-the-minute news, information and entertainment that creates a positive in-cab experience while helping truckers become more efficient and stay entertained while on the road. The audience includes shift workers, travelers, truck drivers and others who embrace the new 24/7 lifestyle, with many restaurants, retailers and other business establishments open round the clock.

Red Eye Radio Contact:

Steven Schildt

(972) 406-6812


Press Contact

Jana Polsky

Westwood One


(212) 641-2101

About the Artists

Terri Clark – Clark is the newly-named host of Westwood One’s Country Gold with Terri Clark. Hailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri Clark is an 8-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year and she has taken home the Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. Terri has sold more than four million albums worldwide and has made her mark on radio with 13 Top Ten ¬hit singles that include "Better Things To Do,” "Poor Poor Pitiful Me;” "Girls Lie Too," and "I Just Wanna Be Mad." Terri has the honor of being the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Recently, Terri honed her radio skills as part of NASH/America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner and with short-form feature programming.

Kentucky Headhunters – Known as “Southern Rock Roy¬alty” and the “great American rock ‘n’ roll band,” The Kentucky Headhunters have maintained a longevity most acts can only dream about. With a GRAMMY Award, CMA Album of the Year Award, two CMA Vocal Group of the Year Awards, two Top 10 charting albums, and four consecutive Top 40 hits. The “Heads” are credited for creating a unique blend of honky-tonk, blues, and southern rock that appeals to the toughest music critics and listen¬ers of all kinds. Getting their start in 1968, brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenny, all from Edmonton, Kentucky, formed Itchy Brother, which later morphed into The Kentucky Headhunters after Kenny departed and Doug Phelps joined the band. Their first album, Pickin’ On Nashville, (1989), surprised the world when it became a major success, selling over two million copies. Their newest album, Meet Me In Bluesland, a collaboration between The Kentucky Headhunters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pianist John¬nie Johnson, hit stores on June 2. Johnson was a legendary pianist for Chuck Berry, Albert King and many other rock and roll and blues legends. Meet Me In Bluesland features unreleased material originally recorded over the course of three days in a mara¬thon recording session in Kentucky. The album reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Blues Album chart the week of its debut. It also garnered top placement on the Billboard Americana Chart and numerous Eu¬ropean blues charts. Yahoo! Music hailed, “The album is a rocking joy through and through, an unexpect¬ed romp that’s as good to hear as it must have been to perform.”

Exile – Exile’s history is rather extensive and extremely impressive to say the least. They formed in 1963 while looking to play small clubs in Richmond, KY but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their more than 50 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over,” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980s, Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” The five original members of Exile reformed in 2008 and continue to tour today.

Tony Justice – An East Tennessee man, via California and Kentucky, Tony Justice likes to sum up his life in six word: God, Family, America, Country Music, NASCAR, and Trucking. And this truck driving, singer-songwriter, God-fearing, family man, with a tough as nails work ethic is having the time of his life chasing his dream! With straight up honesty in his songs, Justice, a second generation trucker, not only writes about the trucking life, he lives it. And he’s well on his way to making his goal (dream?) into a reality – having a No. 1 Hit song.

Edgar Hansen – Relief Skipper/Deck boss and younger brother of Capt. Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen is a hard-working and conscientious taskmaster who expects his crew to act likewise. Edgar began fishing at age 18 and came into his own on the deck of the Northwestern after only a few seasons. When he first joined the boat, he took over the cook’s position from Sig. To this day, Sig considers his brother to be one of the most talented fishermen on deck. Not only does he keep the crew well-fed under the most trying conditions, he’s even been known to whip up a gourmet meal in short order. To keep the crabs coming and to maintain the Northwestern’s impressive safety record, Edgar can be tough on the crew. Yet he has a compassionate side and wants to see his crew succeed.