If you’re reading this, and you could use a little mood boost… here it is.
Back in 2014, during George Strait’sThe Cowboy Rides Away Tour (spoiler alert: he didn’t completely ride away, he’s still touring here and there nearly a decade later), Eric Church joined The King for one of my personal favorites, “Easy Come, Easy Go.”
Released in August of 1993, “Easy Come, Easy Go” was written by Aaron Barker and Dean Dillon, it would eventually go #1 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart in October of that year.
And I could watch him and Chief sing it all damn day.
The title track of his 14th career studio album, Easy Come, Easy Go also featured his cover of George Jones’ 1965 hit “Love Bug,” and the songs “I’d Like to Have That One Back” and, “The Man in Love with You”.
And then later that year, Chief joined King George for a performance of “Cowboys Like Us” at the CMA Awards.
Eric Church Recalls Watching George Strait Dance On The Bus
George Strait… a living legend.
Eric Church shared a hilariously awesome George Strait story with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe on his “At Home” podcast recently, and it’s one for the ages.
Back on George’s farewell tour in 2014, Eric was opening a show for him in Omaha, Nebraska. Of course, Eric is a massive George Strait fan and even told Zane he would not only put him on the Mount Rushmore of country music greats, but he very well may be the greatest to ever do it in the genre:
“There’s an argument that you’re talking greatest artist of all time, in country, you’re talking about that.”
He goes on to talk about his time touring with The King, and that’s where it gets really good.
“We played Texas stadium. That was his last show. But, my favorite thing is we came up on his bus, the first show I played was an acoustic show I did in front of his show in Omaha, Nebraska, and we go up on his bus after the show. I took my wife.”
I mean, hanging out on George Strait’s tour bus? If that isn’t already the dream. But wait, it gets even better.
“We’re up there and George is, you know, he’s The King. And he just played in the round for all these people.
He’s up there, and we’re talking about music and I mention James Brown. And he goes ‘I love James Brown!’ I said ‘oh, good.’ So George has got his boots off, he’s in gold toe black socks, like dress socks.
And I said ‘let’s play some James Brown, come on.’ So he puts on some James Brown. And next thing I know, George Strait is tearing down in the middle of the bus, my wife’s tearing down with him, they’re all dancin’.”
You have to love it. I mean, what else would we expect from The King?
“I’m watching George Strait dance in gold toe socks to James Brown. It’s one of the coolest damn things I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ve never seen anything like that. It is cool as shit.
So I’m watching this guy do this, goin’ ‘it doesn’t get better than this. This is the best I’ve seen.’ So, he’s tearing it up, man. George Strait and James Brown. Beat that.”
Well, George, James and Katherine (Eric’s wife). What I wouldn’t give to see that.