At this point pretty much everybody with a social media account has voiced their opinion on Eric Churchcanceling his show in San Antonio to see his beloved UNC Tar Heels take on Duke in the Final Four this weekend.
Eric was trending on Twitter for almost two days with people weighing in, mostly his hardcore fans defending him and random people who probably don’t even listen to country music bashing him for the decision.
But what do Eric’s fellow country artists have to say about the decision?
Obviously one of the concerns is that canceling a show to go to a basketball game sets a bad precedent for other artists, who will now see it acceptable to bail on fans when something better comes up. So it’s been interesting to see other artists who have spoken out, and whether that’s a real concern.
Here are some of his fellow artists who have given their opinion on Eric’s decision:
Aldean was asked by the hosts of E! News’ Daily Pop whether he would ever cancel a show for a basketball game:
“This is a tricky question because Eric is a friend of mine. I’m a diehard Georgia Bulldogs fan, and Atlanta Braves, so I understand somewhat where he’s coming from.
I don’t know that I could cancel a show to make it to a game. I feel like people are buying a ticket to see your show, you kinda have to hold up your end of the deal on that.
But I know Eric’s a huge basketball, Carolina fan. And I don’t want to dive into that too much, but I don’t think I would feel good if I did that so I don’t know if I could pull it off.”
The only difference is that I actually went to the school that I pull for. He’s an App State guy…who pulls for UNC. 🐸☕️
That’s a totally different conversation, but yes, if the Pack ever play for their third Natty…sorry (insert town here), I’m cancelling the Monday gig.🐺 https://t.co/481YiWnZv0
Y’all ever called into work to take a personal day? Explain the difference. You let your employer down. You let your coworkers down. You let your customers down. Genuinely curious why straight job folks have normalized personal days, yet a musician is vilified for doing it.🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/9nYULyBELB
Shelby’s an up-and-coming artist out of Nashville, so obviously there are plenty of young artists out there who would kill for the opportunity to play a sold-out arena show no matter what else was going on.
You know what, I think I would give up watching college and professional football for life for the opportunity to play in front of a stadium full of people in San Antonio, Texas 🤷🏻♂️ You do you chief