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In 1972, while working for an Omaha, Nebraska advertising firm, Bozell Jacobs, Fries created a television campaign for the Metz Baking Company . The Clio Award-winning ads featured a truck driver named C.W. McCall. The commercial's success led to songs such as "Old Home Fill-er Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Café", "Wolf Creek Pass" and "Black Bear Road". Fries sang and wrote the lyrics, and Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller wrote the music.
In 1978, the movie Convoy was released, based on the C.W. McCall song and starring Kris Kristofferson.
C.W. McCall has recorded eight original studio albums:
- Wolf Creek Pass (1975)
- Black Bear Road (1975)
- Wilderness (1976)
- Rubber Duck (1976)
- Roses for Mama (1977)
- C.W. McCall and Co. (1979)
- The Real McCall: An American Storyteller (1990)
- American Spirit (with Mannheim Steamroller) (2003)
In addition there are a handful of greatest hits compilations which have been released.
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