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Born Darwin David Pedruska on May 3, 1926 in Spencer, WI, Dave Dudley grew up in Stevens Point, WI and received his first guitar from his dad when he was 11.

Dave's first love was baseball and was with the Gainsville Owls when he tore a muscle in his pitching arm.  While recovering, Dave dropped by WTMT in Wausau, WI and ended up hosting The Texas Stranger Show.  Following a stint at KBOK in Waterloo, IA, Dave headed northwest in 1952 to KCHA in Charles City, IA.  A year later, Dave formed the Dave Dudley Trio which stayed together for seven years.

In 1960, Dave moved to Minnesota, formed the Country Gentlemen, and joined KEVE in Minneapolis.  While packing his away guitar after a performance at The Flame on December 3, 1960, he was seriously injured when a car struck him.

Following a lengthy recovery, Dave reached the top 40 with Maybe I Do in 1961 and Under Cover of the Night in 1962.  Shortly thereafter, Jimmy C. Newman gave Dave the demo for Six Days on the Road.  After running undertime on a 1963 session, the song was cut unrehearsed & nailed on the second take.   With Jimmy Colvard providing the hot licks, Dave received a contract from Mercury and a signature song.

Dave's association with Mercury lasted a decade, before he moved to Rice Records.   By 1975, Dave signed with United Artists.  In 1978, he rejoined Rice.   Since 1980, Dave has recorded for numerous labels in North America and Europe.

In 2001, Dave recorded his first all trucking project since 1965, American Trucker.   In 2002, Dave participated in the Songs For the Long Haul project.

Dave built up a popular following in Europe and continued performing until his unexpected passing at the age of 77 on December 22, 2003 of a massive heart attack in his home state of Wisconsin.

From July 31, 2005 through October 9, 2005, a free exhibit of original artwork will take place at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, California.  One of the pieces will be the original artwork from one of Dave's album covers.

Dave's top 40 singles include:
    Maybe I Do (1961 on Vee)
    Under Cover of the Night (1962 on Jubilee)
    Six Days on the Road (1963 on Golden Wing)
    Cowboy Boots (1963 on Golden Ring)
    Last Day In the Mines (1963 on Mercury)
    Mad (1964 on Mercury)
    Two Six Packs Away (1965 on Mercury)
    Truck Drivin' Son-Of-A-Gun (1965 on Mercury)
    What We're Fighting For (1965 on Mercury)
    Viet Nam Blues (1966 on Mercury)
    Lonelyville (1966 on Mercury)
    Long Time Gone (1966 on Mercury)
    My Kind of Love (1967 on Mercury)
    Trucker's Prayer (1967 on Mercury)
    Anything Leaving Town Today (1967 on Mercury)
    There Ain't No Easy Run (1968 on Mercury)
    I Keep Coming Back For More (1968 on Mercury)
    Please Let Me Prove (My Love for You) (1968 on
     Mercury)
    One More Mile (1969 on Mercury)
    George (and the North Woods) (1969 on Mercury)
    The Pool Shark (1970 on Mercury)
    This Night (Ain't Fit for Nothing But Drinking) (1970 on
     Mercury)
    Day Drinkin' with Tom T. Hall (1970 on Mercury)
    Listen Betty (1971 on Mercury)
    Comin' Down (1971 on Mercury)
    Fly Away Again (1971 on Mercury)
    If It Feels Good Do It (1972 on Mercury)
    You've Gotta Cry Girl (1972 on Mercury)
    We Know It's Over with Karen O'Donnal (1973 on
      Mercury)
    Keep on Truckin' (1973 on Mercury)
    It Takes Time (1973 on Mercury)
    Fireball Rolled a Seven (1975 on United Artists)
    Me And Ole C.B. (1975 on United Artists)

Dave's discography includes:
    Six Days on the Road (1963 on Golden Ring)
    Songs About the Working Man (1964 on Mercury)
    Traveling with Dave Dudley (1964 on Mercury)
    Talk of the Town (1964 on Mercury)
    Rural Route #1 (1965 on Mercury)
    Truck Drivin' Son-Of-A-Gun (1965 on Mercury)
    The Best of Dave Dudley (1965 on Mercury)
    There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
      (1966 on Mercury)
    Lonelyville (1966 on Mercury)
    Free and Easy (1966 on Mercury)
    My Kind of Love (1967 on Mercury)
    Dave Dudley Country (1967 on Mercury)
    Thanks for All the Miles (1968 on Mercury)
    Dave Dudley's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (1968 on Mercury)
    The Pool Shark (1970 on Mercury)
    Keep on Truckin' (1973 on Mercury)
    1776 (1976 on United Artists)
    Dave Dudley Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1980 on Sun)
    Diesel Duets with Charlie Douglas (1980 on Sun)
    Interstate Gold (1980 on Sun)
    King of the Road (1981 on Sun)
    20 Great Truck Hits: Dave Dudley (1983 on EMI)
    More Dudley (1987 on Koch)
    The Silver Album (1988 on Koch)
    Here He Is (1986 on Delta)
    Im Stau (1991 on Koch)
    Truck Drivin' Songs (1992 on Intersound)
    Trucker Classics (1996 on Sun)
    Six Days on the Road (1997 on Sun)
    King of the Road (1998 on Sonia)
    Keepin' It Country (1998 on Madroy)
    Dave Dudley Hits (1999 on Music Mill)
    Christmas Truck Stop (2000 on Music Mill)
    Six Days on the Road (2001 on AIM)
    American Trucker (2001 on Music Mill)
    Millenium Collection: The Best of Dave Dudley (2001 on Universal)
 
20th Century Millenium Collection: The Best of Dave Dudley      Six Days on the Road      Truck Driving Songs

The Silver Album      Star Power      Cowboy Boots

Down The Road      Dave Dudley Country      Free and Easy

Keep On Truckin      On The Road      Pool Shark

Dae Dudley Sings Six Days On The Road      Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun      Travelin'

Edelsteine der Country Music      Country & Western Songs      Greatest Hits

Here He Is      Six Days On The Road      Six Days On The Road

Farewell Album      Six Days On The Road      Six Days On The Road

Six Days On The Road      Country Stars      Truck Gold

Deutschland Autobahn      Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun      Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun

Golden Hits      Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun     

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