If you weren’t there this week, you’re going to want to tune into this one.
And even if you were there, you’re probably going to want to tune in again.
This week, Eric Church performed two shows as the Artist-in-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Unlike anything he’s done before, the intimate performances served as a celebration of his incredible career and all that he’s overcome – both personally and professionally – to become one of the biggest artists in country music.
Seated in front of a TV screen that read headlines and told stories from throughout his career, the residency touched on everything from the early days when critics were calling church a “sellout” and mocking his vocal ability to his 2015 album Chief cementing Church as one of the top acts in the game.
There were also tributes to the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting with his emotional song “Why Not Me,” which he performed at the Grand Ole Opry in the days following the tragedy, and a tribute to his late brother with a performance of “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by surprise guest Vince Gill.
And despite the voiceovers, the music was what really told the story of Church’s career, as he performed some of his biggest hits including songs like “Springsteen,” “Record Year,” “How ‘Bout You” and “Talladega,” along with fan-favorites like “Country Music Jesus,” “Sinners Like Me,” “Through My Ray Bans” and “Monsters.”
It was a show unlike any that Eric Church fans have ever seen – but with a capacity at the CMA Theater of only around 500, there were a lot of fans who didn’t get to see the show.
But they’re in luck, because Eric just announced that the residency would air on Outsiders Radio, his Sirius XM radio channel, next month.
“Eric Church LIVE! from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum” will air four times in September, starting next week.
The program will first air on September 4 at 8pm ET, then again on September 12 at 5pm ET, September 22 at 8pm ET, and September 26 at 7pm ET.
If you’re an Eric Church fan, this is one you’re not going to want to miss – because it’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard from Church before.