Going all the way back to his first album, Sinners Like Me, and taking us straight through to this year’s triple album, Heart & Soul, the medley featured pieces of “How Bout You,” “Guys Like Me,” “Love Your Love The Most,” “Smoke A Little Smoke,” “Drink In My Hand,” “Springsteen,” “The Outsiders,” “Talladega,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Mr. Misunderstood,” “Round Here Buzz,” “Record Year,” “Desperate Man,” “Some Of It,” “Hell of a View” and “Heart On Fire.”
But if you look closely, you’ll notice that his usual backup singer, Joanna Cotten, wasn’t there with him.
Instead, he had some help from none other than Ashley McBryde – who stepped up front and center for the big finale of Church’s current single, “Heart on Fire.”
It set the bar high – but then the show immediately went to a performance from Walker Hayes and kinda killed the energy.
But for 6 minutes, Eric Church put on a mini-concert that reminded us what an epic career he’s already had – and the kind of music the ACMs should be all about.