Move over "Convoy." Get out of the way "Eastbound and Down." There's a new trucking anthem on the airwaves and it's aimed at the women behind the wheels of big rigs today.
Brennen Leigh just delivered her latest album, "Ain't Through Honky Tonkin' Yet" and one of the highlights of it is "Carole With An E." This is a tried and true tune harking back to the golden years of country music -- complete with steel guitar -- and tells the story of a bold-as-brass lady trucker.
In the song, Leigh describes her one-time neighbor Carole as the "finest trucker I have ever seen," and adds "She's a long haulin', diesel; burnin', road doggin' machine."
Painting a picture of Carole, Leigh says she's a 5-foot-3 "highway queen," and a fearless one at that. Leigh says Carole "ain't afraid of any grade, she's doin' her thing in the lefthand lane."
But the best lyrical lick of the song is this: "In pearls and kitten heels, she'll slam that hammer down on 18 wheels."
And Leigh's heartfelt refrain makes her personal point, "With Red Sovine blastin' everlastin' how I'd like to be, like Carole with an E."