Trucker and Country Musician Spreads a Bit of Holiday Cheer Singing Classic Christmas Song
Little Rock, AR — Trucker and country musician Taylor Barker recently took to social media to perform a classic Christmas song in hopes of spreading a bit of holiday cheer.
Barker, who is a full-time tanker hauler, is also quite a talented singer and songwriter having performed for a wide-range of audiences for more than 25 years.
Many in the trucking community have seen Barker sing live at a host of industry trade shows including the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) and Great American Trucking Show (GATS).
He’s even been recognized for his talents winning the 2019 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search.
In a recent social media post that caught our attention, Barker croons the classic “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and we thought it would surely lift your spirits this holiday season.
MERRY CHRISTMAS YALL…….. pic.twitter.com/R7Q4LDXGac
— American Trucker 🇺🇸 (@taylorbilt) December 11, 2021
Making it even more meaningful is the fact Barker, like many other professional truck drivers, will not be home this year for Christmas.
“Ain’t going to happen this year,” he told Transportation Nation Network (TNN) about the prospects of making it home in time for the holiday.
He wishes more Americans really understood the sacrifices many truckers make, especially during this special time of year, to ensure Christmas celebrations are merry and bright.
“You can’t thank someone enough for giving up Christmas with their family so you can be with your family,” he said.
Looking ahead to the new year is also “exciting” for the Tennessee native because he is currently working on his first studio project.
The record will include country hits like George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” and “Girl on the Billboard,” made popular by Del Reeves all the way back in 1965.
— American Trucker 🇺🇸 (@taylorbilt) March 26, 2021
Plus, Barker said fans can also expect some originals.
He hopes to debut the record at MATS 2022 where he is scheduled to perform for Red Eye Radio, Taxation Solutions, and Heniff Transportation… the company he is employed by.
“I’m excited about it. It helps seeing and meeting the drivers and seeing the faces behind the industry,” he commented.
We at TransportationNation.com can’t wait to see what the new year brings for Barker and so many of our loyal friends and supporters who make it possible for us to keep you informed and entertained.
Until then, merry Christmas truckers!