Red Eye Radio Celebrates “Stars and Stripes” at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show

It will be a red, white, and blue celebration when Westwood One’s Red Eye Radio network lobby booth will once again be THE premier celebrity rendezvous spot at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. This year’s star-studded event features live appearances and musical performances from Country artists Lee “God Bless the USA” Greenwood, Shane Owens, Jayne Denham, Bill Weaver, Tony Justice and a celebrity appearance by Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch.

Red Eye Radio will be treating attendees with this incredible mix of extremely talented and accomplished artists firsthand. These artists have won awards or had nominations from; the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Grammy’s, Country Music Association of Australia, and Male Artist and Song of the Year. To say this lineup is anything less than spectacular, would be an understatement.

Visitors to the booth will also be able to register for Daily Drawings for CB Radios, GPS Units, and much more. Red Eye Radio’s 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show events and activities are powered by:, Mercer Transportation, ToughTested, Pilot Flying J, HaulHound, Chevron Delo, The St. Christopher Fund, Motel 6, presented by E.S., and Uniroyal Commercial Truck Tires… Affordable and Dependable.

The Mid-America Trucking Show, a trucking convention with over 70,000 attendees, will take place March 23-25, 2017 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. The special guests will visit Red Eye Radio’s lobby booth (41064) for signing autographs, taking photos, and talking with drivers. For specific days, schedule, and details visit

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 240 stations nationwide Monday-Sunday, Midnight-5:00 am CT. For more than 45 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.

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Red Eye Radio – Mid-America Trucking Show Schedule

Thursday, March 23

Jayne Denham

12:30p – 2:00p | Jayne Denham Performance and Meet and Greet

6:15p – 7p | VIP Party Performance

Edgar Hansen

12:00p – 12:30p | Autograph Session at Red Eye Radio Lobby Booth

Lee Greenwood

2p – 4p | Meet and Greet at Red Eye Radio Lobby Booth

6:15p – 6:45p | VIP Party Meet and Greet

Bill Weaver

4p – 5p |Performance and Autograph Session

Friday, March 24

Shane Owens

9:15a – 10a | Performance and Autograph Session at Red Eye Radio Lobby Booth

Edgar Hansen

10a – 10:30a | Autograph Session at Red Eye Radio Lobby Booth

Bill Weaver

1p – 2p |Performance and Autograph Session

Saturday, March 25

Bill Weaver

8:45a – 9:45a | Acoustic Performance Red Eye Radio Lobby Booth

Tony Justice

11a – 12:30a | Tony Justice Acoustic set and Meet and Greet


About the Artists

Lee Greenwood – Throughout his expansive career, international country music star Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a GRAMMY for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands,” ”She’s Lyin,” “I don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin,” among others. His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also No. 1 on the pop charts after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. His latest book release is a children’s book called “Proud To Be An American,” which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and One-Sheet

Shane Owens – Recently named by Rolling Stone Country as one of “10 New Country Artists You need To Know,” Shane Owens has been building a strong following in nightclubs across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), who produced his new album, Where I’m Comin’ From with Country music legend Randy Travis and industry executive Steve Popovich, Jr. as executive producers and mixed by Ed Seay (Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Alabama). For more information about Shane Owens, visit One-Sheet

Jayne Denham – With three #1 smash hits in Australia, her album ‘Renegade’ shook the foundations of the Australian Country Music market, with its self-proclaimed style of “Renegade Country”. Jayne’s career has also landed her 6 Top 10 songs in the National Country Charts, 12 videos reaching the Top 30 including ‘Shake this Town’ which soared to #4, as well as 6 Country Music Channel (CMC) and 2 CMAA Golden Guitar Award Nominations. Building upon a strong and loyal fan base as an independent artist, Jayne signed with ABC /Universal Music. Jayne has worked closely with multi award-winning producer Garth Porter (Lee Kernaghan, James Blundell, Sara Storer) What resulted was the creation of country tracks with a razor sharp rock edge like her ‘#1 Australian Country Single, “Addicted to the Diesel’ , Renegade” and ‘Jam the Jam’ along with rural anthems ‘Cowgirls MIA’, ‘Grew up Round Trucks’, ‘This Is Rodeo’ and ‘Outlaw’ – a song that tells the story of two famous female bushrangers. Jayne has entertained the VIP crowd at Keith Urban’s Sydney shows and has been a featured performer at all major Australian Country Music festivals. Jayne released two independent albums ‘Sudden Change in Weather’ (2008) and ‘Shake This Town’ (2010). The single ‘Chick Ute’ from the debut album ‘Sudden Change in Weather’ charted at #2 in Europe and Norway, #4 in Italy, #5 in the Netherlands and Denmark and #12 on the European Country Music Association Chart. Soon after the release of ‘Sudden Change in Weather’, Jayne Denham won the Australian Independent Country Music Award for Best Rising Star.

Tony Justice – Truth, Justice, and the American way! You get all three with up and coming country music singer, Tony Justice, and if your venue includes blue-collar, working class people, Tony is the man they will relate to and make a point to attend for his performance.

America is tired of fake entertainers and country music fans are screaming for a return to classic country music. Tony Justice is about as real as they come, and his music represents a market the mainstream has recently realized again – the true country music fans. If you grew up on Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and George Jones, you will find a familiar voice in his music.

As a career truck driver, Tony takes a great deal of his songwriting inspiration from close to two decades on the road, traveling the highways of this beautiful country. Family, faith and a deep respect and appreciation for the uniformed men and women who serve this country, round out his style and presentation of original music.df