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Eric Church Calls Out Country Music For Ignoring Real-World Issues In New Single “Stick That In Your Country Song”

The wait is OVER.

Eric Church’s highly-anticipated new single “Stick That In Your Country Song” is finally here, and just as Eric promised, it’s real, it’s raw, and it “kicks like a f*cking mule.”

A full throttle, fist pounding, indictment on the vanilla state of mainstream country music, Eric takes his colleagues to task for largely ignoring the real-world issues that plague our country. Country music is supposed to be real stories about real people from real places… and given everything that’s been going on in our country right now, it can be a tool to empower those on the margins.

If country music would only sing about it…

“Take me on up to Detroit city, jails are full, factories are empty
Mommas cryin’, young boys dyin’ under the red, white and blue still flying
Drop me off in Baltimore, where every other window’s got a plywood board
Where dreams become drugs and guns, the only way out is to shoot or run
Stick that in your country song.”

In the verses, Eric shines a light on impoverished and disenfranchised communities in Detroit and Baltimore, veterans that return to this country with their lives in ruins and teachers that are underpaid, overworked, and in some places, downright scared to go to work.

All of which culminates, a face-melting call for action in the chorus:

“Stick that in your country song
Take that one to number one, yeah
Get the whole world singing along, man
Stick that in your country song.”

Featuring some killer background vocals from the great Joanna Cotten and a rip-roaring guitar solo, the hard-charging “Stick That In Your Country Song” is our first taste of the upcoming project from Eric, and as he called it, just the “tip of the spear, and it’s a BIG spear.”

GET FIRED UP.

Full lyrics

Take me on up to Detroit city
Jails are full, the factories empty
Mommas crying, young boys dying
Under that red white and blue still flying
Drop me off in Baltimore
Where every other window’s got a plywood board
Where dreams become drugs and guns
The only way out is to shoot or run

Stick that in your country song, yeah
Take that one to number one, yeah
And get the whole world singing along, yeah
Stick that in your country song, yeah

Sing about the man coming back from war
23 going on 54
He lost a friend, his sight, his hands
Baby girl he’ll never see again

Stick that in your country song, yeah
Take that one to number one, yeah
And get the whole world singing along, man
Stick that in your country song, yeah

Light the arrow, pull the bow
Shoot that fire right through my soul
Hit my pride, fist up high
I wanna feel the rush, I wanna feel alive
C’mon, I wanna pound the dash
Stomp the gas, drive too fast
Rock me hard, stop my heart
And blow the speakers right out of this car

Stick that in your country song, yeah
Take that one to number one, yeah
And get the whole world singing along, man
Stick that in your country song, yeah

Stick that in your country song
Take that one to number one
I could sing this all night long, yeah
Stick that in your country song, yeah

Gimme one about the teacher who’s
Trying to change a life or two
She’ll be rocking out all night with you
Tomorrow she’ll back in a red brick school
Where kids are climbing off the walls
It’s scary walking down the halls
She’s underpaid, she’s overworked
Come on man, shout one out to her

Stick that in your country song
Take that one to number one, yeah
And get the whole world singing along
Stick that in your country song

Stick that in your country song
Take that one to number one
And get the whole world singing along, man
Stick that in your country song, yeah

Stick that in your country song, yeah
And get the whole world singing along (singing along)
Stick that in your country song

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