Eric Church, At the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards, Eric Church set the stage on fire with his emotionally moving performance. Initially, the singer opened by lightly strumming along with Johnny Cash’s Ragged Old Flag. Further, he slowly started whispering his new song, Stick That in Your Country Song. Then, he went on to end it with a power-packed performance. Fans were going gaga over his performance. Undoubtedly, it was one of the best performances of the night.
“Stick That in Your Country Song”
Eric Church’s new song is all about social change. Also, it calls out all the shallow song-writers who only write about pretty girls, beer, and trucks. The song urges other artists to speak out on the various social issues in cities like Baltimore, Detroit, and Chicago. It also highlights the difficulties that our war-heroes have faced. Stick That in Your Country Song seems like it was written especially for 2020, mostly because it was released amidst protests like Black Lives Matter and other similar ones. Jeffrey Steele and Davis Naish wrote the song. This track also touches upon many other aspects, which are still ignored by society. Stick That in Your Country Song is the first official release from the artist’s upcoming album, which is a continuation of the 2018 album Desperate Man.
Eric Church: Musical Revelation
Church revealed that the song was actually written in 2015. They had written it in a similar atmosphere. Back in 2015, a 25-year-old Black Man named Freddie Gray died in police custody, and similar protests broke out. In April, Church admitted that he accompanied his band and some writers to the North Carolina mountains before the pandemic broke out. They wrote new music every day. He felt very confident about the songs they had created and also promised that people would get to hear them someday.
Reactions to the new song
The church received a lot of positive reviews on his new song. Many fans appreciated his performance in the Awards show. However, the song did not exactly win everyone’s heart. A fan on Twitter wrote,
Eric Church singing about America’s poverty crisis, institutionalization, PTSD, and underpaid and overworked teachers in scary school halls and telling country music to “stick that in your country song” was everything.
Another user wrote,
Unpopular Opinion: Eric Church’s “Stick That In Your Country Song” is actually trash. There. I said it. I love LOVE LOVE Eric Church but that song is absolute trash.