Eric Church Performs ZZ Top’s “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide” During Billy Gibbons Tribute Concert At The Grand Ole Opry

Just one legend paying tribute to another.

America Salutes You presented “A Tribute To Billy Gibbons” this weekend at the Grand Ole Opry House, a tribute concert to the ZZ Top frontman that also served as a benefit for military, veterans, and first-responder charities, including the USO and the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

The concert featured a stacked lineup that included Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Ronnie Milsap and Travis Tritt, among many others, all paying tribute to Gibbons.

Eric Church took the stage to perform “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide,” from ZZ Top’s 1979 album Degüello, and as expected, he killed it.

This type of music is right in Chief’s wheelhouse, southern rock with a blues flare.

It’s the kind of song you’d expect to hear Church cover during a live show – and I wouldn’t be surprised if we do see it come out somewhere along the line once he hits the road this fall for The Gather Again Tour.

Gibbons himself also took the stage alongside those honoring him, including Church, Travis Tritt, Chris Janson, Tim Montana and more, closing out the show with a 10-minute long all-star performance of the ZZ Top classic “La Grange” that brought the house down.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock