Jesse James Dupree is the lead singer of Jackyl and one of the most electrifying live performers in rock and roll. That chainsaw he uses on stage when he performs “The Lumberjack” is NOT a prop. I saw it up close.

Jesse makes no secret of his love for folks who do all the blue collar work that makes our nation run. His latest song, done during Quarantine, is all about how much we owe to truckers. It’s called “It Didn’t Fall From the Sky” and it’s all about how almost anything you eat, wear or enjoy was delivered on a truck. Check it out:

Also, give a listen to the interview we did with Jesse. He talks about why he admires truck drivers and why we should all appreciate them. He also tells a story about the first time he tried to drive a 13’ tall rig…and knocked out all the power in an entire neighborhood!

Here’s the audio of our nice chat with Jesse James Dupree followed by a list of my personal favorite trucker songs of all time.

So, Jesse’s new song “It Didn’t Fall From the Sky” is in my top 5 of all time trucker songs. Here’s what else would be on that list:

  • “Eastbound and Down” by Jerry Reed
  • “Teddy Bear” by Red Sovine
  • “Convoy” by C.W. McCall
  • “Six Days on the Road” by Dave Duddley

Honorable Mentions:

  • “Drivin’ my Life Away” by Eddie Rabbitt
  • “Amarillo Highway” by Terry Allen
  • “ Truck driving Song” by Weird Al Yankovic

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