May 3, 1977 in Granite Falls
Granite Falls, NC, United States
Eric Church is a country music singer and songwriter who released his third studio album, Chief on July 26, 2011, debuting at #1 on both Top Country Albums and the Billboard 200. The Homeboy Songfacts explains that the album's title refers to a nickname of not only the singer's grandfather, but also Church's own pet name among friends and family. Eric grew up in Granite Falls, N.C., in an area known as one of the world's furniture capitals. He recalls being 4 years old, standing on a table at a local restaurant, singing "Elvira" to a waitress and a handful of patrons who would reward him with change.
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Eric Church is like Bruce Springsteen but country style. His songs are about those blue-collar American roots - though as a Canadian I definitely still relate. This song tells a story about his youth, travelling in an old beat up camper with his friends. You can feel how much he looks back fondly on that time in his life.
One of my favourite songs. It just gives me that amazing nostalgic feeling. This song is what it sounds like - a song about the artist's hometown. I think as well that it's about how hard it is when others move into where you grew up and things begin to change. Eric Church talks about his heritage like it's the most important thing in the world, and you can hear the emotion in his voice.