Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’ Goes No. 1
Big congrats to Eric Church on his second No. 1 song. The singer-songwriter's "Springsteen" tops the country singles charts this week, a nice followup to his last single, and first-ever chart-topper, "Drink in My Hand." The North Carolina native co-wrote the current hit with bandmade Jeff Hyde and songwriter Ryan Tyndell.
"The interesting part is it's a love affair that takes place in an amphitheater between two people," Eric told The Boot. "It didn't happen with Springsteen, ironically, it happened with another artist. I went to a concert when I was younger with a girl, and to this day when I hear that artist, it's the soundtrack to that girl. I never think about her any other time, except when that song is on. That's where the 'Springsteen' came from, and he seemed to be the perfect guy to craft that story around because of my love for him ... I have such a reverence for Bruce Springsteen's career and how he's built it."
More good news for the singer: "Springsteen" has also been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales exceeding a million units. In addition, his debut album, Sinners Like Me, has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide, earning gold status.
Eric is currently on the road, playing various summer fairs and festivals, in addition to recently announcing the fall leg of his Blood, Sweat & Beers tour with Justin Moore and Kip Moore. Get more information on Eric Church tour dates here.