Until she went solo, Norma was best known for her long stint on Porter Wagoner's tv show. Once she broke free, she laid down some of the finest feminist country records of the 1960s. "Truck Driving Woman" is perhaps the finest of all of them! I have another version of this song (perhaps the original?) but it pails in comparison. She rips through this song with feminist conviction and the production is light and bouncy putting you right in the passenger's seat rolling down the highway and having an adventure right along side Norma Jean.
The record's structure is extremely similar to one of the most popular classic country dance records of all time. That's not necessarily a bad thing. If a formula works, I can't blame people for wanting to use it. However, as a DJ the one thing I do not like about Norma Jean's "Truck Driving Woman" is that is has nearly the same intro as that other popular record. So whenever I slap it on the tables and press play, the crowd thinks I'm playing "Your Good Girl is Gonna Go Bad". They cheer and start to dance, then a hush falls over the dance floor and people look confused. That is the only drawback to this FINE record. On it's own, it's fantastic! Give it a listen and get revved up!