Eric Church’s ‘Record Year’ Marks 7th Career No. 1
Eric Church has added another notch to his hitmaking belt with “Record Year,” which reached the No.1 slots on the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts this week.
The achievement makes the tune Church's seventh career No. 1.
Part musical nostalgia and part heartbreak, the song is an honest look at what it’s like to go through a breakup and turn to certain music for its healing powers. Co-written by Church and his guitarist/banjo player Jeff Hyde, it references all the greats across several genres: George Jones, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and many others, creating a unique take on the typical post-relationship lament.
“Record Year” is the second single from Church’s most recent album Mr. Misunderstood, which he released without warning in the fall of 2015, sending the record in advance to select superfans (members of what the artist has dubbed the Church Choir) and making it available nationwide just a few days later. Its first single, the title track, earned a spot in the Top 15 on country charts.
Church is gearing up to play two sold-out shows at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater and is also slated to bring his southern rock flavored set to the stage at this summer’s WE Fest in Minnesota, headlining the day on Aug. 4. He says he likes to keep his shows unpredictable, but no matter what goes down, one thing’s for certain: Church brings the party.
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