Eric Church likes to be original and his latest Number One party was definitely original. Instead of being held at a bar or the office of a Performing Rights Organization, it took place in an airplane hangar and was hosted by BMI. The location was inspired by the airplane theme of Church’s Desperate Manalbum cover. The party celebrated two songs recorded by Church, both of which topped the Billboard Country Airplay charts.
Number One parties honor the writers of a song, and Church was a co-writer on both songs being recognized at the event.
“Some Of It” was written by Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Bobby Pinson and Clint Daniels. “Round Here Buzz” was penned by Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Luke Dick.
During the event, a video was shown featuring comments from other artists voicing their admiration for Church and his music. Artists expressing their thoughts included Cole Swindell, Brothers Osborne, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Ashley McBride, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Jon Parsi, Morgan Wallen and Jason Aldean. It was obvious that this tribute was a complete surprise to Church who was visibly emotional as he watched the video. “That’s about the coolest thing I’ve been part of,” he said humbly after the video.
Bobby Pinson, co-writer of “Some Of It,” had some profound words when it was his turn at the podium. “All songs come from God and we’re just down here trying to catch them,” he said. This was Pinson’s tenth number one, three of which topped the charts over the past year.
Church is currently on his Double Down Tour, playing to sold-out crowds in arenas across America. He is also scheduled to appear at the CMA Awards in November. He is nominated in three categories: Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Find tour updates at Eric Church’s official website https://www.ericchurch.com/
See the official music video for “Some Of It” at YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xym_XCfcnI”> and the music video for “Round Here Buzz” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_CksCHnooM”>
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Story & photos by Preshias Harris and Catrina Engelby