Australian singles charts:
Convoy entered the Kent Music Report charts on 5 January 1976 and was a #1 hit. It was #10 on the Top 100 of 1976.
The song is on Black Bear Road which entered the Kent Music Report album chart on 23 February 1976 and peaked at #49.
Bill Fries, Chip Davis
Don Sears, Chip Davis
The 1975 novelty song Convoy performed by C. W. McCall became a #1 song on America’s country and pop charts and was also #1 in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Written by McCall and Chip Davis, Convoy is about a fictional trucker rebellion that drives from the West Coast to the East Coast of the United States without stopping.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convoy_(song)
Convoy was inspired by the CB radio craze of the mid-’70s.
CW McCall is a character created by songwriter Bill Fries, the C.W. standing for Country and Western.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/cw-mccall/convoy
Explanation of the CB radio slang in the song: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convoy_(song)#Content
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