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IDEA: Radio personality hits the big time with no. 1 single


 title=Forty-seven-year-old Weekley, a truck driver for Wood of Overton and a part disc jockey at KRVN for last 10 years, struck gold when his song Å“18 Wheels Roll On  hit . 1 Wednesday on the country and gospel music charts. The song, which he wrote in 2003, took a while to take off, but according to Weekley thatâ„¢s just part of the process. Å“I wrote and recorded it, then it got some air play and kind of laid around for a while,  he said. Å“Anybody can get a song copy written, but the next step to that song is getting it published within a company because thatâ„¢s when the song gets the opportunity to get picked up by other .  Weekleyâ„¢s success got started when he was networking country music legends D.K. and Sherrie Brewster of Yet to Come Publishing, under Gaither Management, in Branson, Mo. They decided to put Å“18 Wheels Roll On  on the 2009 Å“ Hearted Trucker In A Good Lookinâ„¢ Hat  compilation series.

Å“About a week after I sent the song down there, D.K. called and said, ËœMan, this is a great song,â„¢  Weekley said. Å“Then they told me they were going to put it on the next album, and he told me I was going to be the one singing it because it was the track I produced in Nashville, Tenn.  Weekley said the song took him about 10 minutes to write one night when he was at KRVN. Å“I was doing a ball game that night and I had my guitar with me and I was just sitting there and the song came to me,  he said. Å“I just zipped it right down. I threw it in my guitar box and never thought anything about it. 

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.