King Of The Road
Choreographed by Pedro Machado & Jo Thompson

Description: 32 count, 4 wall, intermediate line dance
Music: King Of The Road by Randy Travis
King Of The Road by Roger Miller

VINE RIGHT, BRUSH, TURN RIGHT, SHUFFLE SIDE, ROCK STEP
1-3Step right to right side, cross left behind right turning right on left foot, step right forward facing side wall
&Small brush forward with left sole
4Brush ball of left back, lifting left foot up bending left knee slightly turning another right to end facing back
Option: As an easier variation for counts &4, you can just brush the ball of left foot forward on count 4 like a regular vine turn with a brush
5&6Shuffle left to left side
7-8Rock back on ball of right, replace weight forward to left foot

STEP, LOCK, TURN AND SHUFFLE FORWARD, ROCK STEP, COASTER STEP
1Step right to right side
2Cross left tightly behind right popping right knee up, keeping ball of right on floor (left leg should be straight)
3&4Toward the wall to your right, shuffle forward with right foot
5-6Rock forward left, replace weight back to right foot
7&8Coaster step (step back with left, step together with right, step forward with left)

4 SLOW CROSS WALKS WITH SNAPS
1-2Step right across in front of left allowing left foot to swivel naturally, snap with right hand
3-4Step left across in front of right allowing right foot to swivel naturally, snap with right hand
5-6Step right across in front of left allowing left foot to swivel naturally, snap with right hand
7-8Step left across in front of right allowing right foot to swivel naturally, snap with right hand

OUT, OUT, HOLD, KNEE, HOLD, 4 ELVIS KNEES
&1Step back to right side with right foot, place left foot back to left side so feet are apart
2Hold
3-4Turn right knee in like Elvis, hold
5-8Elvis knees left, right, left, right

REPEAT

If you want to do this dance to Randy Travis' version of "King Of The Road" from the Traveler soundtrack, there is a very irregular break in the normal rhythm at the 2:00 point which puts you badly off beat. This happens after the 7th repetition of the dance and it only happens once. To make it work you can add more Elvis knees for approximately 16"ish" counts(instrumentals with snaps) at this point and then start again from the beginning with his lyrics through the rest of the song. The extra Elvis knees can be slow, fast, or whatever, be creative.

The original version by Roger Miller does not do this and you will do the dance straight through with no problems. With either version you should start the dance with the lyrics so that it phrases out right.