CBC Thinks Truckers Can Be Inspiration
CBC Radio 2 wants to add to the history of Canadian songwriting by creating 13 new road songs, one from each province and territory. And the brains at the CBC recognized that truckers are in the best position to nominate those roads.
According to a statement from the corporation, "we'll be asking Canadians to nominate and vote for an awe-inspiring stretch of road that should be immortalized in a brand new song. Whether it's a stretch of pavement, an ice road or a gravel by-way they're all gateways to travel and adventure; a story just waiting to be turned into a song."
Starting Sept. 7 you can tune in to CBC Radio 2 to hear the 13 Song Quest artists who will write a new song for their province or territory, listen to great road songs, and find out what roads or places Canadians think should be immortalized in song.
When the voting is over, the Song Quest artists will get to work and write a brand new song for their province or territory, using the road or place that was chosen, and the new songs will be revealed on Oct. 22.
Here's how you can participate in CBC Radio 2's Song Quest: The Road Song. Go to www.cbc.ca/radio2 and nominate a stretch of road or place you think is song-worthy. You can also create a blog, upload photos or even submit your own song. Or, call the CBC at 1-877-222-8166 and leave a message.
Then listen to hear yourself on the air.