Country star Eric Church tops the charts this week, with his latest single ‘Some Of It’ reaching the No.1 spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts.
Praised as “an open-hearted look at life’s hard-won lessons, is as easy as easy-listening comes,” by Esquire, ‘Some Of It’ was written by Church together with Jeff Hyde, Clint Daniels and Bobby Pinson. It’s the second single from Church’s sixth studio album, Desperate Man.
While ‘Some Of It’ has been widely praised following its release, it almost didn’t make the final cut of the album. “I was playing the album for a dear friend of ours and my wife was with me,” Church recalls. “This person loved the album, but my wife said, ‘but let me play you what did not make it,’ and the first thing she played was ‘Some Of It’. It was always a favourite song of mine, and I listened to it that night and it is just…I am going to regret if I do not record this song.
I called my manager that night and said, ‘Hey, we have got to talk.’ The recording was done, the record was essentially done, but I said, ‘I have got to do this, I have to add this song’. To me, it made the album. I loved the album before it was on there – but it might be my favourite album now that it’s on there, so that’s the way I look at it.”
It’s been a banner year for the Nashville star, who continues his Double Down Tour this autumn, resuming on 13 September in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The tour closes in Sacramento, California, on 23 November.
Church also premiered a music video for the single this past May, that saw the singer-songwriter and his band head to prison, while his daughter helps to smuggle in his guitar. Directed by his longtime collaborator Reid Long, the video is a continuation of the jailbird storyline of his ‘Desperate Man’ video.
Visit his official artist page for ticket details and view the remaining itinerary of Church’s 2019 Double Down Tour dates below.
Sept. 13 & 14 Green Bay, Wis. || Resch Center
Sept. 20 & 21 Calgary, Alberta || Scotiabank Saddledome
Sept. 28 San Francisco, Calif. || Chase Center
Oct. 4 & 5 Grand Rapids, Mich. || Van Andel Arena
Oct. 11 & 12 Philadelphia, Pa. || Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 25 Little Rock, Ark. || Verizon Arena
Oct. 26 Birmingham, Ala. || BJCC Arena
Nov. 1 Manchester, N.H. || SNHU Arena
Nov. 2 Hartford, Conn. || XL Center
Nov. 15 & 16 Washington, D.C. || The Anthem
Nov. 22 & 23 Sacramento, Calif. || Golden 1 Center