Rod Hart

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Rod Hart
Origin Beulah, Michigan[1]
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar/Vocal
Years active 1976–77
Labels Plantation

Rod Hart was a one-hit wonder who scored a minor hit single in 1977, "C.B. Savage", which charted on both the Billboard magazine pop and country charts. The song was a gay-themed takeoff on the citizens band radio fad[1][2] and featured a "smokey" (highway patrolman) pretending to be a gay truck driver over the CB radio; the patrolman's masquerade distracts the lead trucker in a convoy who is listening to him, allowing the highway patrol to bust the 5-truck convoy for speeding. Allmusic called it "one of the most bizarre country novelty hits of all time."[3] It appeared on his album Breakeroo!



Year Album US Country Label
1977 Breakeroo! 31 Plantation


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US CAN Country CAN
1976 "C.B. Savage" 23 67 10 87 Breakeroo!


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 183. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Gay ballad is joined by 'savage'". Billboard 88 (46): 54. November 13, 1976. 
  3. ^ Adams, Greg. Allmusic review of Hart's album Breakeroo!