Eric Church’s Ode To Strong Females, “Bad Mother Trucker”

Eric Church Bad Mother Trucker

Eric Church is known for his deep, rock ‘n roll style lyrics that either make you want to scream the song at the top of your lungs or curl into a ball and contemplate life. “Bad Mother Trucker” fits into the former category and tells the story of a woman truck driver who outworks, outdrives, and outraces her male counterparts.

“She drove an ’81 Peterbilt 18-wheeler // Jet black with pink mud flaps // It was a mean piece of metal with lightning in the pedal // Thunder comin’ out the back // And them boys would chuckle when they saw her buckle // Herself in the captain’s seat // But nobody was laughin’ when she’d go to passin’ // Smilin’ at them real sweet”

There seems to be a deeper meaning to the story of the song though: women are just as capable as men as getting the job done. Joanna Cotten’s soulful background vocals are the perfect counterpart to the raspy and rock-edge of Church’s in a similar way to “Mistress Named Music.” The singer-songwriter wrote the song with Casey Beathard, Luke Dick, and Jeremy Spillman. The song is a classic Church song with a catchy chorus and way of making you really think about the lyrics and backstory behind them.

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