Eric Church Earns Another No. 1 Song With ‘Talladega’
Eric Church has earned yet another No. 1 hit. The singer's latest single, 'Talladega,' has soared to the top of the charts, becoming the second No. 1 song from Church's Grammy-nominated album 'The Outsiders.'
“NASCAR was as hot as any sport back in the ’90s, and it was a thing where a group of your buddies go take stuff, tents, camp out, stay a few days, walk back and forth to the track,” Church explains of the inspiration for the song. “We actually lost the damn car, you know; you’re so far away. I can’t tell you who won the race, but I could tell you all the experiences we had in a two- or three-day period.”
'Give Me Back My Hometown,' Church's second single from 'The Outsiders,' also became a No. 1 hit. The singer-songwriter knew the album, which has already been certified platinum, was a risk, but it was one he felt certain would pay off in the end.
“It’s a bit of a statement,” he says of the record. “I wanted to send a message with this album that it’s gonna be different, it’s gonna be another level.”
Church recently announced a new leg of his record-breaking Outsiders World Tour, which will include Brothers Osborne, the Drive-By Truckers, JD McPherson, the Cadillac Three and the Lone Bellow taking turns as his opening act.
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