There's just something about Eric Church. He's nothing like the rest. He stays true to himself, goes against the grain, and stands out because of it.
Church is the most recent country singer to receive an exhibit in the Country Music Hall Of Fame that honors his talent, career, and rise to fame. A well-deserved honor, the exhibit, called Eric Church: Inside The Outsider, features his music, outfits, guitars, photographs, awards, and more.
Church doesn't credit himself for his rise to fame though. On the contrary, he recognizes that the people behind the scenes helped him rise to stardom: the songwriters, management, band members, the crew, and of course his family.
Church told The Boot that know one person could ever credit themselves for success:
“I can’t say how proud I am. I can’t say how much I love each and every one of you. 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."
Church has taken chances since the beginning. According to The Boot, Carolyn Tate, the senior vice president of museum services spoke about Church's unconventional start and the miracles that resulted from his leap of faith. "The first was that this kid from North Carolina had the nerve to ask his label to let him cut the songs the way he wanted to. And the second miracle was when Capitol Records took a gamble, because they believed Eric Church was a different kind of artist." If that isn't Church in a nutshell, we don't know what is.
Museum CEO Kyle Young spoke about it on the official museum website, going as far as comparing him to country music icons. "His insistence on doing things his way recalls Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Jr. We are thrilled to share his story in our latest exhibition."
Before Church, the Hall Of Fame included exhibits featuring Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers, among others. Church's exhibit starts September 18 and runs through February 2016.
"Here’s what I know: It has nothing to do with me," Church says, ever humble. We congratulate him on his many successes.
Now, throw it back to 2012 when Church released "Springsteen", which quickly became the aviator-wearing country singer's most recognizable song and also the very first of his tunes to reach the top 20.
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