Darwin David Pedruska, 3 May 1928, Spencer, Wisconsin, USA, d. 22 December 2003, Danbury, Wisconsin, USA. In 1950, after an arm injury had ruined a baseball career, Dudley turned to performing country music. Following successful broadcasts in Idaho, he formed the Dave Dudley Trio in 1953. In 1960, Dudley was struck by a car while packing equipment, and spent several months in hospital. He had his first US country successes, Maybe I Do and Under The Cover Of Night, and, also in 1961, he reluctantly recorded the up-tempo Six Days On The Road to please a friend. In 1963 he released it on his own Golden Wing label and it reached number 32 in the US pop charts. The song spawned a new genre of songs about truckers, usually depicting them as hard-living, hard-loving macho men. Dudley declares, I like my woman everywhere I go, in Truck Drivin Son-Of-A-Gun. Dudleys numerous trucking songs included...
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