Back in 2010, Eric Church, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson and more came together to participate on a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album titled Sweet Home Alabama: The Country Music Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Featuring some of their biggest hits like “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Simple Man,” “Gimme Three Steps” and more, each artist put their own unique spin on a Lynyrd Skynyrd classic.
And for Eric, is was “The Ballad Of Curtis Loew” from the band’s 1974 album Second Helping.
A staple among country and southern rock music fans, as Eric puts it, “I grew up playing ‘Curtis Loew’ like everybody else that’s ever been in a band, ever been in a bar.”
But trying to top the original was never going to happened for Eric so he wanted to put his own spin on it. In this old interview, Eric discusses his approach to the song, his appreciation for Lynyrd Skynyrd, and takes you behind the scenes into the studio.