Red Sovine – Giddyup Go, is a country music song made famous by Red Sovine. Released in 1965, the song was the title track to Sovine’s album released that same year.
A recitation paying homage to the American truck driver, was Sovine’s second No. 1 hit, spending six weeks atop the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in January and February 1966.
Truck-driving songs had been a part of American country music since the late 1940s, and Sovine’s label Starday Records had several artists who specialized in the subgenre. It didn’t take until 1965 when Sovine—at the time, absent from the country music charts for nine years—finally found his niche. The first big truck-driving hit from Sovine, “Giddyup Go” is the tale of an emotional father-son reunion at a highway truck stop. The reunion is played out near the end of the song.
Red Sovine – Giddyup Go
From the album Giddyup Go
B-side “Kiss and the Keys”
Released October 1965
Genre Country, Truck-driving country
Songwriter(s) Red Sovine and Tommy Hill
Producer(s) Tommy Hill