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Eric Church at Top with “Some Of It”

Continuing a dominant year characterized by unrivaled success on the road, Eric Church now pairs that feat with chart-topping success at Country radio as current single “Some Of It” tops both the Billboard and Mediabase charts.

Recognized by Esquire as “an open-hearted look at life’s
hard-won lessons [that] is as easy as easy-listening comes,” “Some Of
It” was written by Church together with Jeff Hyde, Clint Daniels and
Bobby Pinson and is the second single off Church’s sixth studio album, Desperate Man, praised as one of 2018’s top albums by American Songwriter, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Stereogum, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, USA Today and Vulture, among others.

Vulture adds, “‘Some Of It’ coyly opens with a list of simple
truths — ‘Beer don’t keep, love’s not cheap, and trucks don’t wreck
themselves’ — and builds to a chorus about life being a game of patience
and learning. You think he’s singing about the value of wisdom, and
then the bridge deals a haymaker: ‘What really makes you a man / Is
being true to her till your glass runs out of sand,’” before noting he
“weaves excellence out of ordinary threads.”

However, the reflective track almost didn’t make the album. Church notes,
“I was playing the album for a dear friend of ours and my wife was with
me. This person loved the album, but my wife said, ‘but let me play you
what did not make it,’ and the first thing she played was
‘Some Of It.’ It was always a favorite song of mine, and I listened to
it that night and it is just… I am going to regret if I do not record
this song. I called my manager that night and said, ‘hey we have got to
talk.’ The recording was done, the record was essentially done, but I
said, ‘I have got to do this, I have to add this song.’ Initially, all
the stuff that I thought was going to be the pillars for this album
just bombed. But I think it’s really interesting that the album took on
an identity that allowed ‘Some Of It’ to make it from where it started
to where it is now, and it just fit in the dialogue. To me, it made the
album. I loved the album before it was on there – but it might be my
favorite album now that it’s on there, so that’s the way I look at it.”

Additionally, Entertainment Weekly praised
Church’s mastery of such “meditative mid-tempo numbers reflecting on
simple truths – none better than the hard-won wisdom of ‘Some Of It’” at
his recent Nissan Stadium show in Nashville, where he broke the venue’s
concert attendance record with more than 56,000 fans just two weeks
before awing the same stadium’s audience with a 30-minute, solo acoustic
CMA Fest set that featured a medley of 17 hits.

Church also used his solo stadium show to debut the chart-topping song’s music video directed by Reid Long, which continues the jailbird storyline of his “Desperate Man” video.

The critically-acclaimed Double Down Tour continues this fall, resuming on Sept. 13 in Green Bay, Wisc. Complete list of remaining 2019 Double Down Tour dates are as follows:

Sept. 13 & 14              Green Bay, Wis. || Resch Center

Sept. 20 & 21              Calgary, Alberta || Scotiabank Saddledome

Sept. 28                       San Francisco, Calif. || Chase Center

Oct. 4 & 5                   Grand Rapids, Mich. || Van Andel Arena

Oct. 11 & 12               Philadelphia, Pa. || Wells Fargo Center

Oct. 25                        Little Rock, Ark. || Verizon Arena

Oct. 26                        Birmingham, Ala. || BJCC Arena

Nov. 1                         Manchester, N.H. || SNHU Arena

Nov. 2                         Hartford, Conn. || XL Center

Nov. 15 & 16              Washington, D.C. || The Anthem

Nov. 22 & 23              Sacramento, Calif. || Golden 1 Center

For more information, visit www.ericchurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and on Instagram @ericchurchmusic.

About Eric Church

The three-time Country Music Association and six-time Academy of Country
Music Award winner released his highly-anticipated album Desperate Man atop the Billboard Country Albums chart in October 2018. The album also debuted at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Rolling Stone describes
the album in their July 2018 cover story as “classic Church: expertly
crafted and country-radio-friendly, while also pushing boundaries in a
way that sounds natural and unforced” and American Songwriter notes
that it “sublimates the pain of a tumultuous year into his most
adventuresome album yet.” Church has returned to the road for his 2019 Double Down Tour,
visiting nearly 30 markets for back-to-back nights of two unique shows
sans-opening act to give fans 6+ hours of his iconic music in each city.
The tour also included a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville,
where Church broke the venue’s concert attendance record with 56,521
fans and nearly tripled the attendance record he set at Bridgestone
Arena in 2017.

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