Charles Wesley Godwin Covers The Hell Out Of Eric Church’s “Sinners Like Me”

Charles Wesley Godwin Eric Church
Charles Wesley Godwin/Eric Church

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite Eric Church song, but this one’s near the top of the list.

The title track to his debut album, “Sinners Like Me” was the fourth single released by Eric Church, and though it only reached #51 on the charts, the raw, emotional tribute to his late grandfather is still a fan favorite.

“I was 15 when my daddy’s old man
Caught me halfway through my first beer
He laughed so hard when my face turned green
Said you come from a long line of sinners like me

Now me and my brother go to see him sometimes
But he don’t have much to say anymore
So we sit on his headstone with a fifth of Jack D
Here’s to a long line of sinners like me”

Over the years, artists like Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, HARDY and Hannah Dasher have credited the album – and the song – for inspiring them to pursue a career in country music.

And we can add Charles Wesley Godwin to the list too.

Charles posted a video of himself performing the song co-written by Church alongside Jeremy Spillman, calling it one of his favorites:

“Been one of my favorite songs since I was a teenager. Hail to the Chief!”

And while Charles puts his own Appalachian-infused spin on the Chief classic, it fits perfectly with the theme of his latest album, Family Ties, which pays tribute to his own family and life in his native West Virginia.

One of my favorite artists covering one of my favorite songs from another one of my favorite artists. What’s not to love about this one?

And of course, the original:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock