‘Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses’ Is One 80s Throwback Y’all Don’t Wanna Miss! (VIDEO)

Do y’all remember this gem? Kathy Mattea’s hit song, “Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses” was huge in 1988 and won over the hearts of thousands of country fans around the nation. It’s easily her signature song, and is one of those tunes that no matter how many times you may listen to it, it just doesn’t get old.

Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses” was released on Kathy’s Untasted Honey album in 1988. During the same year, it reached the top spot in both the U.S. and Canada. It tells the story of a truck driver ready to retire after 30 years in order to spend the rest of his days with his wife. How sweet is that?

Kathy’s performance is fantastic, and the music video is no different. Especially at the end when the trucker driver comes home to “the one that he loves” with a dozen roses and holds her hand. Talk about swoon-worthy! If y’all haven’t heard this song in some time, it’s definitely worthy a listen, or two, or three, and so on…

EIGHTEEN WHEELS AND A DOZEN ROSES – LYRICS

Charlie’s got a gold watch
Don’t seem like a whole lot
After thirty years of drivin’
Up and down the interstate
But Charlie’s had a good life
And Charlie’s got a good wife
And after tonight she’ll no longer
Be countin’ the days
Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses
Ten more miles on his four day run
A few more songs from the all night radio
Then he’ll spend the rest of his life
With the one that he loves
They’ll buy a Winnebago
Set out to find America
They’ll do a lot of catchin’ up
A little at a time
With pieces of the old dream
They’re gonna light the old flame
Doin’ what they please
Leavin’ every other reason behind
Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses
Ten more miles on his four day run
A few more songs from the all night radio
Then he’ll spend the rest of his life
With the one that he loves

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