Eric Church releases ‘Bad Mother Trucker’

Song is part of upcoming album

Eric Church has released “Bad Mother Trucker,” the latest offering from his forthcoming unannounced album. The uptempo track is a southern rock ode that chronicles the rebellious swagger of a female truck driver earning respect on the road. It was written by Church together with Casey Beathard, Luke Dick and Jeremy Spillman combines a contagious groove and a guitar solo begging for the day the Church Choir can once again gather at a live show with the Chief’s signature snarl and the powerhouse backing vocals of Joanna Cotten.

The track follows “Stick That In Your Country Song” which was most added at country radio upon its release in June. He’s debuted a handful of other tracks including “Through My Ray Bands,” ”Never Break Heart,” and “Jenny.”

The new tracks follow heavy speculation surrounding Church’s forthcoming project, after he discussed writing and recording a song per day in a rural North Carolina cabin during his CRS “Chasing Creativity” keynote appearance earlier this year. Devoted to putting fans first, the man NPR calls “the gold standard for mainstream country” has offered them glimpses at the new songs throughout recent performances on ACM Presents: Our Country (“Never Break Heart”), Stagecouch (“Jenny”) and in a defiant spoken-word recording, “Through My Ray Bans.”

The new music follows Church’s most recent critically acclaimed project, 2018’s Desperate Man, his sixth studio album which was named one of the year’s best by American Songwriter, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Variety and Vulture, among others, also earning a GRAMMY nod for Best Country Album (his third nomination in the category).

This week, Jack Daniel’s unveiled a limited edition Eric Church Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey in celebration of its long-time friendship. The specially designed black and gold embossed label on a 750ml size black bottle is filled with 94 proof whiskey from barrels personally selected by Church. They hit shelves at the beginning of August across the US.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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