Tony Justice was born in Visalia, California and moved to L.A. until the age of three. In the fall of 1974, his parents moved his family to Pikeville, Kentucky where his love of racing began. Tony finally ended up in East Tennessee in July of 1983, playing the bass and singing in gospel groups.
At age 23, Tony was living out a childhood dream of becoming a race car driver. Then his mom talked him into selling his race car and trailer and pursuing his music. She told him if it didn’t pay off within five years, she would buy it all back. Well, that was 18 years ago….
The most special things in his life are God, his family, music, fishing and racing. Today, he is a single father raising his wonderful children. In doing so, he is driving his Peterbilt truck over the road, a trade handed down to him by his father. Tony takes a lot of pride in being a second generation driver. One of the benefits to driving over the road is the endless hours to write, and the highway provides endless inspirations to write about.
In 2002, Tony was endorsed by Nascar Legend Rusty Wallace, Roger Penski and Miller beer to record his second album titled, “Rockin’ Rusty”. He performed pre-race concerts to promote the popular album at tracks such as Daytona International Speedway, Lowes Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tony also appeared on the John Boy and Billy Show, Rick and Bubba Show, Good Morning Las Vegas, Dollar Bill and Patti show, at the BULL in Birmingham, AL., where he also headlined their listener appreciation show and The Evening Ride show with his cowboy pal Gunner on the radio station, W.I.V.K, based in Knoxville, TN.
Tony has just completed his third album titled “On the Road”, written by Kenny Chesney, Kim Williams, and Randy Bodreaux. He feels honored and extremely fortunate to have recorded a song written by three of the best writers in Nashville. Pilot/Flying J travel Centers will be distributing and promoting the much anticipated album in their stores Nationwide.
Tony is currently on the road hauling freight to cities all over the country and anxiously awaiting the release of the “On the Road Album”. You can sample all thirteen songs on the album at reverbnation.com or through Tony Justice Facebook.