Let’s pull over for a bit.
Muzyka plays a sad lonely song in a sad lonely venue. “Truck Stop Christmas” smacks of a folk ballad, like that guy what got stuck on the IRT. Mostly it’s slow and overstuffed.
Much more appropriately, An East Nashville Christmas album presents a panoply of earnest country songs. In the spirit of charity for the homeless, artists tend not to get credit. So hold your applause for “A Truck Stop Christmas.” It’s more sad Dad can’t be home, but the slide guitar makes it come alive in grief.
If you want to see a picture painted of the colorful working class stuck in a greasy spoon for that special day, please tune in to Marc Allen Bennett’s “One More Truck Stop Christmas.” It’s caffeinated, greasy, with a side of boot scootin’ ‘tude.