By the late '80s, America's fascination with the trucker had waned from the 70s fever that spawned television shows and a career resurgence for Red Sovine. However, artists like Alabama and Kathy Mattea still had a story to tell. 'Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses' was a two-week No. 1 hit, a sweet story and a sure entry on this list of the Top 100 Country Songs of all time.

The song is Mattea's most enduring, one that can still be heard on country radio today. She's the voice the older generation still enjoys and the younger country fans are eager to learn more about.

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Listen to 'Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses' by Kathy Mattea

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