Last Wednesday night, Eric Church was crowned CMA’s Entertainer of the Year for 2020.
Church told people magazine,
“Music is the one thing that is going to save the entire world.”Eric Church
Eric Church was born Kenneth Eric Church May 3,1977 in Granite Falls, North Carolina. He has released six studio albums since signing with Capitol Nashville in 2005.
The 43 year old artist, Church, has been nominated for the top prize four times previously. This was his first time to win the Crown of Country Music. This year Church was also nominated for male vocalist of the year, but Luke Combs was awarded that title.
In previous years, he has taken home other trophies from the CMA. In 2012 Eric Church received Album of the Year for Chief. 2015 saw Eric Church as the winner of Musical Event of the Year. In 2016 Mr Misunderstood was named Album of the Year.
Mr. Misunderstood is what first drew me to Eric and his music. The album was released November 3rd 2015 by EMI records Nashville. The album was released on iTunes the following day. The title track of the album is still one of the Top 25 most played songs in my playlist.
Mr. Misunderstood was written by Eric Church and Casey Beatherd. In 2016 the ACM awards gave it the title of Video of The Year. Upon it’s release the song peaked at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs Charts.
I can truly associate with these lyrics. I have never fit in with any particular click. Especially when I was growing up through my school aged years. I feel like I am misunderstood even today. My style is all me. I am probably the only guy I know whose favorite outfit to wear is a pearl snap shirt, a cowboy hat and flip flops. I love music that isn’t the top choice.. I speak my own language of southern drawl mixed with a little tex-ican. I like to laugh and have fun. I am laid back even when I should be serious. Most of the bands that I listen to never even made it to the CMA stage.
I love his songs and his lyrics. I love the fact that he gives tribute to Ray Wylie Hubbard in this song!
Speaking of RWH today happens to be his birthday!
“It’s not any more unusual to be born twice than it is to be born once”Ray Wylie Hubbard
Happy Birthday Ray Wylie Hubbard.
“Politicians are about division. Music is about unity. And I promise you it’s going to to take everybody in this room to unite.”Eric Church Excerpt from his speech at the CMA awards 11/11/20
Mr Misunderstood I Understand