Oklahoma native Parker Millsap grew up in the Pentecostal church, although his congregation probably never sang anything quite like “Truck Stop Gospel.” In the raucous tune, Millsap assumes the role of a traveling Bible salesman who doesn’t actually sell the Bibles. But with a crucifix on his rearview mirror, he aims to save anybody who happens to pull up, not to mention the “parking lot lady” who’s just looking for a good time.
With a talent for clever rhymes and pulsing rhythms, Millsap weaves a whole lot of interesting tales on his upcoming self-titled album, arriving on Okrahoma Records on Feb. 4. In the meantime, he’ll open for Old Crow Medicine Show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on New Year’s Eve.
Check out the CMT Edge live performance of Parker Millsap’s “Truck Stop Gospel.”