Eric Church’s New Single Was Ahead Of Its Time
Eric Church isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers with his new song, “Stick That in Your Country Song”, which is a call for more substance in country music.
He sings about poverty in Detroit, drugs and gangs in Baltimore, young veterans having problems when they return home, and underpaid, overworked teachers.
He doesn’t call anyone out, but his point is to make more music about real-life issues, and “take that one to #1.”
Although the message seems very current, Eric said it was written before the COVID-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd, but it was truly ahead of its time.
“I’ve never had a song in my career that was a harbinger of things to come. When we recorded ‘Stick That in Your Country Song,’ we had a booming economy, and I remember thinking when I did it, ‘I’m not sure how relevant this is for right now,’ and within about 30 days, the world changed, and truth be told – 100% honesty – I had a different single picked out as the first single, and then the world kept changing and it kept bringing itself almost like a magnet back to this song.”
The video for “Stick That In Your Country Song” will be released on Friday, June 26th.