For “Joey Holiday – Outlawed”, Holiday put together a team of musicians and producers that read like a “who’s who” of the Nashville music scene and the end result is a musical buffet from emotional ballads to rockin’ country.
Premiering on The Dave Nemo Show on XM Radio Channel 171 on August 16, 2010, the CD was an instant hit with the listeners. The rockin’ style of “Outlaw Trucker” set the stage for a release full of hits that will remain favorites for years to come.
“Three Licenses, Four Logbooks and a Thermos Made of Chrome” is the third collaboration by the songwriting team of Joey Holiday and Mark Taylor. Holiday first teamed with Taylor in 2005 for “American Truckers at War”, which, using Taylor’s footage as a trucker in Iraq, became an instant You Tube hit. Using the late Jim “Skyhawk” Rodgers, a true “outlaw trucker” from the 70s era of “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Convoy” as well as Taylor’s real-life father in law, as inspiration, Holiday and Taylor created what Dave Nemo has described as “a masterpiece”.
“They Don’t Make Truckers Like They Used To” was inspired by trucker Mike Starkey who approached Joey after a concert stating just that – they don’t make truckers like they used to. The camaraderie, the professionalism and rapport seem to be long gone. Like so many Holiday songs that are inspired by the very men and women he sings about, Starkey’s question became the next selection on what is guaranteed to be Holiday’s most successful CD to date.