Select TA/Petro Locations To Once Again Host Pro-Trucking Country Music Concerts
Recording artist and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler today announced the initial tour dates for the third annual Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour, hosted by TravelCenters of America (TA). The first performance is set for TA’s San Antonio Petro Stopping Center location on April 22 beginning at 1pm CST. The Tour will include 15 TA/Petro locations in all, with stops in Colorado, Connecticut, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Iowa, Virginia, Florida, Kentucky and Arkansas.
“I started doing the truck stop tour because I wanted to reach the trucking community and share the music that I created about them and the industry they so proudly represent,” said Lawler. “We’ve had a lot of fun, learned a few lessons, and now, getting ready to kick off our third tour, we feel we’ve somewhat mastered the truck stop tour concept. I am so proud to be the spokesperson for Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Highway Angel program and I’m really excited for this tour to go back to the truck stops.”
Each tour stop includes an hour-long acoustic performance by Lawler from her flatbed truck stage, with select locations to include live radio coverage.
In addition to hosts TA and TCA, Wholesale Truck and Finance and Schneider Trucking are also returning as sponsors of the event. New to this year’s tour is a sponsorship from EpicVue – a company that offers in-cab satellite TV packaged specifically for commercial fleets.
“We are thrilled to have EpicVue join our team of sponsors,” said Lawler. “Drivers are gone much of the time and don’t always have the time or money to experience entertainment. We provide free entertainment to drivers through truck stop performances, while EpicVue makes it possible for drivers to enjoy quality television in the comfort of their cabs during downtime. They are a perfect fit for us!”
For the performances in San Antonio, Texas as well Missouri, Illinois, Colorado and Connecticut, Lawler will serve as musical host for TA’s Citizen Driver local unveiling and reception ceremonies. At each unveiling, the TA or Petro location has been renamed for one of the 2015 Citizen Driver honorees and Lawler will perform for the family, friends and dignitaries present for the unveiling and reception that follows. Citizen Driver is a program launched by TA in 2013 that recognizes hard-working men and women of trucking that lead exemplary lives, both on and off the road. Lawler recently penned “I Drive”, a song co-written by her producer Chris Roberts, specifically for the Citizen Driver program, which will be performed at each ceremony.
“As spokesperson for the Highway Angel program the last several years,” said Lawler, “ I’ve taken a sincere interest in drivers that go above and beyond their daily call of duty. I’ve met men and women that save a life on the road, deliver their load on time, and come home after several days on the road to shovel the driveway for their elderly neighbor. In my eyes, they’re the rule. Not the exception. The Citizen Driver program is similar to the Highway Angel program in its recognition of these drivers and I’m thrilled to be including the Citizen Driver component in our first five stops on this year’s tour.”
To learn more about the 2015 Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour, visit www.truckstoptour.com.