“Guilty As Pleaded" is the new single from Erich McMann's latest record, Trucker Country, which is the follow up to 2013's The Last American Songbook. “Guilty As Pleaded” is a catchy tune in the vein of traditional western swing. The song’s up-tempo, shuffling melody contrasts the story of a trucker who makes a promise to his wife that he doesn’t keep.
“There’s no excuse for what I’ve done,
You’ve heard it all before
I’ve lost my way and your sweet love when walked into that door,
I made a promise to you when I strayed from being true and now the price I have to pay is being without you.”