May 3, 1977 in Granite Falls
Granite Falls, NC, United States
Eric Church (real name Kenneth Eric Church) is an American country music artist born on May 3, 1977 in Granite Falls, North Carolina. He has released five studio albums with Capitol Nashville. His debut album, Sinners Like Me (2006), included four singles to make it onto the Billboard country charts. His second album, Carolina (2009) included his first two top ten hits, “Hell on the Heart” and “Love Your Love the Most.” Church’s fifth album, Mr. Misunderstood, came out in November 2015 to largely positive reviews. Along with classic country influences like Hank Williams Jr. and Merle Haggard, Church has said his work is influenced by heavy metal groups such as Metallica and AC/DC.
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.