Eric Church has released a brand-new song, “Bad Mother Trucker.”
On it, Church pays tribute to all the fearless women around him—particularly, those who drive a big old truck in spite of what the men around them think.
“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 coming out the back / And them boys would chuckle when they saw her buckle herself in the captain’s seat / But nobody was laughing when she’d go to passing, smiling at them real sweet,” Church sings on the opening, introducing the heroine who inspired the song.
“Bad Mother Trucker” follows Church’s June single, “Stick That in Your Country Song,” the lead track off his as-yet-untitled seventh studio album. The new LP is the follow-up to 2018’s Desperate Man, which included the hits “Some of it,” “Monster” and the title track.
Church’s upcoming album is slated to drop later this year. While you wait for it, listen to “Bad Mother Trucker” below: