Eric Church is currently working on a North American tour. He shared that news directly with fans via a video message on Friday (Feb. 5th), although he did not offer any additional details.
In the clip, Eric said, “We’re waiting for the right timing to officially announce all the details, but I want you to know that a tour is coming, and we are very excited to play new music for our old friends… I cannot wait to see you on the road.”
He also released an additional song off his upcoming three-part project, Heart & Soul, with the ballad “Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones” which is now available everywhere. The track is featured on the third album in the collection, Soul, set for release on Friday, April 23rd following Heart’s release on Friday, April 16th and the release of the Church Choir’s exclusive vinyl-only middle album, &, on Tuesday, April 20th.
Eric said, “‘Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones’ was such a tough one for us to get, but it ended up as one of my favorite performances of my career. Casey Beathard had written that song and I first played it laying back on my bed for a guitar vocal. I tried to play it the same way a thousand times after that, but there’s a way that song develops that we never could recapture – something about relaxing and laying back; there’s a lope to that song. I started to worry about the soul going away the more we tried, so Jay Joyce said, ‘let’s let Brian Sutton have a shot at it.’ We let him hear it one time and then he was feeling it as we went. There’s some extra pauses and spaces in the back of the recording as he figured it out – I think that’s what makes that song. It’s compelling and that’s a lot to do with Brian and Jay.”
Eric took to the field at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium last night (Sunday, Feb. 7th) to perform the National Anthem with Jazmine Sullivan ahead of the Super Bowl.