Country Music Stars and their Trucks

Few recent musicians in any genre enjoy as much year-in, year-out success as Miranda Lambert does, yet despite the fame and riches she still harbours the same love for trucks as she did when she was a little girl. Her prized possession is a 1955 Chevrolet Series 3100 Pickup, although its interior is more modern – she's installed a CD changer and an FM radio, which actually, come to think of it, isn't THAT modern. Only, I guess, when compared to the static-y AM radio it originally would have come with. What's more, last year Dodge gave Lambert a customized 1500 Laramie Longhorn as part of a sponsorship deal. Still, there's no chance it will displace the Chevy in her heart: Lambert has already auctioned off the Dodge for charity.

The 49th annual CMA Awards ceremony was held on November 4th and, at the risk of regurgitating a stereotype, where you hear country music, you will hear trucks. Hey, that’s a good thing. It’s country, after all. Farms, horses, bumpy, rocky dirt roads. You can’t haul bales of hay in a Subaru, and those unpaved roads would destroy a Lamborghini after the first 20 feet (although it would be fun to watch). Here, then, are a few of this year’s CMA nominees and/or performers (plus a few more truck-loving stars), and the trucks they were born to drive.

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Ken Carriere

Ken Carriere

Ken is Toronto born and raised, and still lives there, but has travelled throughout the country over the years. His first exposure to cars was as a child, when his dad would pay him in comic books to change the oil and perform other routine maintenance. His writing has appeared in publications such as the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, TV Guide and the New York Times News Service, amongst others.
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