On This Date: Eric Church Releases Debut Album ‘Sinners Like Me’ 15 Years Ago

Eric Church country music

15 years ago today… country music history was made.

A shaggy-haired boy from North Carolina made his country music debut, forever stamping his mark on the genre with what is easily one of the best albums of the past 20 years.

We’re talking about your reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, the great Eric Church… and his phenomenal debut studio album, Sinners Like Me.

Featuring songs like “These Boots,” “Pledge Allegiance To The Hag,” “How ‘Bout You,” the title track and more, the album is often times still regarded as his best work, and even according to a Whiskey Riff Fan PollSinners Like Me was voted the #2 Eric Church album, falling second to Chief by a measly 0.3 percent.

A few years back, on the 10-year anniversary of the record, Eric released some never-before-seen footage from the early days of his career.

“This video has been sitting in our vault for 10 years, waiting for this very moment. Eric’s first album ‘Sinners Like Me’ came out 10 years ago today.

With classic songs like ‘These Boots,’ ‘Two Pink Lines,’ ‘Pledge Allegiance to the Hag,’ and ‘Sinners Like Me,’ this album defined Eric as we know him-one decade later.”

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to turn this record up loud, maybe even crack a few lunch beers and celebrate the moment a legend was born.


“Guys Like Me”

“Two Pink Lines”

“These Boots”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock