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.
“Bad Mother Trucker” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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