Ram has long had a partnership with country music singer Chris Stapleton. If you didn’t know that, now you do. The truck brand is a presenting sponsor of the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit Chris Stapleton: Since 1978 that is on display now through May of 2023. In addition, Ram just revealed a one-of-one Ram 2500 HD “Traveller” pickup that was designed by Stapleton himself in collaboration with the Ram truck design team.
The “Traveller” Ram 2500 HD truck takes inspiration from the 1979 Ram Palomino, a Stapleton favorite. The colors and stripe graphics in particular are made to fit the beefed up body of the Ram 2500 HD. The Chris Stapelton Traveller truck also wears some vintage style shoes in the form of 18-inch turbo fan wheels set off by chrome center caps. ‘Traveller ” badging all around the truck tells you who the truck is meant for while the three-dimensional Ram hood ornament offers a nod to the manufacturer’s brand roots. Maybe Ram is teasing something that could be on the way for its more premium trim levels? We’d certainly like to see it.
On the inside, a plethora of unique design cues are found. From a custom made bench seat in the front to the guitar amp inspired speaker panels, the “Traveller” truck oozes country music royalty. Of course a custom Chris Stapleton signature embedded into the wood finished instrument panel tells you exactly who we are talking about. Details such as plaid flannel on the headrest also give subtle nod to Chris Stapleton and the jacket he wore in his debut solo album.
The Ram 2500 HD “Traveller” was revealed at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville earlier this week. Coincidentally, Stapleton has plans to release his own recording of “I’m a ram” made famous first by Al Green in 1971 on Friday Nov. 11.