Eric Church, Ryan Bingham & Joanna Cotten Deliver Knockout Cover Of “The Weight” Back In 2015

Man, I miss live music.

However, now that we’re finally coming out of this pandemic, it won’t be long before I’m able to get back in front of some live music, shoulder to shoulder, cold beer in hand… and what a beautiful day it will be.

In the meantime, let’s take a look back at one of my all-time favorite covers of The Band’s “The Weight.”

Released in 1968, it went on to become one of the biggest rock hits of all time, covered by everybody from Waylon Jennings and John Denver to the Black Crowes, Mumford & Sons and more.

But back in 2015, at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, Eric Church, Ryan Bingham and Joanna Cotten took the stage for a version of their own. And it goes without saying, but they absolutely CRUSHED it.

It’s now become a staple in Eric’s live show, I mean just listen to the crowd.

But as good as Eric and Ryan are, just wait until Joanna steps to the mic. The crowd erupts, and even Eric and Ryan just stand back and smile.

It really doesn’t get much better than this, does it?

Eric Church Joins Chris Stapleton

Remember how I said it’s a song that Eric covers quite often, well how about adding Chris Stapleton to the mix.

Back in 2015, alongside the great Chris Stapleton, Eric gave the fans in Bozeman, Montana, a performance they’ll never forget.

But not only do we have Chris and Eric, two of the best in the business, but we have the always impressive Joanna Cotten, and Morgane Stapleton ripping it up on stage as well.

If you’re having a shitty day, a shitty week, or let’s face it, a shitty year (most of us)… this should help.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock