Highway Junkie Song Lyrics and Chords by Randy Travis
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]Highway Junkie
Recorded by Randy Travis
Written by Chris Knight, Annie Tate, Sam Tate
[C]A hundred cups of coffee five hundred cigarettes
A thousand miles of highway and I ain’t forgot her yet
But I keep on [F]moving I keep moving down the [C]line
There ain’t nothing in my mirror just a cloud of dust and smoke
But what do you expect when some old trucker’s heart gets bro[F]ke
Yeah trucker’s hearts gets [C]broke
But them [G7]big wheels of rubber are gonna rub her off my mind
I’m a [F]highway junkie I [G7]need that old white [C]line
Ten miles out of Nashville I was doing a hundred and one
State boy me over and he said where’s the fire [F]son
He said where’s the fire [C]son
I said man there ain’t no fire
I’m just running from a flame go on and write your ticket
But I ain’t the one to bla[F]me
That county judge tried to rob me [C]blind
So I rolled on down to Memphis I had nothing left to lose
I wanted to hear some rock and roll but all they played was blu[F]es
I didn’t wanna hear no [C]blues
So I went to call up Elvis
And Roger Miller grabbed the phone he said drive that 18 wheeler boy
You’re the king of the roa[F]d
Said I was the king of the [C]road
[G7]I’m a highway junkie I [F]need that [G7]old white [C]line[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song Highway Junkie?
– The song Highway Junkie was sang by Randy Travis.
Who is Randy Travis?
– Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959), known professionally as Randy Travis, is an American country music and gospel music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor.Active from 1978 until being incapacitated by a stroke in 2013, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including sixteen that reached the No. 1 position. Considered a pivotal figure in the history of country music, Travis broke through in the mid-1980s with the release of his album Storms of Life, which sold more than four million copies. The album established him as a major force in the neotraditional country movement. Travis followed up his successful debut with a string of platinum and multi-platinum albums. He is known for his distinctive baritone vocals, delivered in a traditional style that has made him a country music star since the 1980s.
By the mid-1990s, Travis saw a decline in his chart success. In 1997, he left Warner Bros. Records for DreamWorks Records and then for Word Records, where he began recording more Christian material. Although the career shift produced only one more number-one country hit “Three Wooden Crosses”, Travis went on to earn several Dove Awards, including Country Album of the Year five times. Since his stroke, which severely limited his singing and speaking ability, he has released archival recordings and made limited public appearances. In addition to his singing career, he pursued an acting career, appearing in numerous films and television series, including The Rainmaker (1997) with Matt Damon, Black Dog (1998) with Patrick Swayze, Texas Rangers (2001) with James Van Der Beek, National Treasure 2 (2007) and seven episodes of the Touched by an Angel television series.
Travis has sold over 25 million records and has won seven Grammy Awards, six CMA Awards, eleven ACM Awards, 10 AMA Awards, eight GMA Dove Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2016, Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.