Eric Church Unveils New Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit: ‘It’s Not About Me’
Eric Church unveiled his new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville Thursday night (Sept. 17), telling a group of reporters, "It's not about me."
Eric Church: Inside the Outsider opens at the Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 18. The exhibit features a wide array of memorabilia from across Church's career, including costumes from video and stage appearances, a handwritten setlist, awards, guitars and much more. Church addressed a group of journalists at the Hall of Fame on Thursday, wondering aloud at the path that brought him to the level of success he is currently experiencing.
"I remember when I was 23, walking by the Country Music Hall of Fame," he shared. "I remember just having a moment, as a songwriter who had been told 'No' a bunch ... if I had a chance, if I had a time machine to go back and tell that guy what would happen over the next 10, 15 years, neither one of us would believe it," he reflected with a laugh.
"I just walked through an exhibit that had my name all over it, and here's what I learned: It has nothing to do with me," Church added. "It doesn't matter how great your songs are, or how great a singer you are or player you are; I know this now, [that] it's about the people. They're in this room; it's about the songwriters. It's about management. It's about the band and crew that give it to 'em every night. It's about my family. It's not about me, because it's not possible for one person to make that happen. And I can't say how proud I am. I can't say how much I love each and every one of you, and I'm blown away by where we are, and by where we came from. It really took everybody pulling on the rope at the same time."
Eric Church: Inside the Outsider is slated to run through February of 2016.
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