Here is something to like about Eric Church. When he goes on the award shows he knows that fans are looking for something cool. I like when artists play their current hits on the show, but it’s pretty cool when they play something different.
For live performances and live albums I’m a fan of artists that play different songs. As fans, we have our versions of the hits from the radio. Those studio versions are the ones we want. When we buy live albums or watch live performances we want something different. It could be album cuts or covers or whatever.
But anyway, here is the performance from this year’s CMT Awards. Eric brought the house down with what was probably the most memorable performance. Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.
That’s Damn Rock And Roll – Eric Church
I’m a fan of country music, but I’m also a fan of rock and roll. I’m also a fan of Eric Church and I feel like he’s been just making music that he feels. People generally call that country, but it’s obvious that he has influences from rock and roll. That’s what the title of the song is after all.
I’ve read a few times that a couple old rock stars from back in the heyday of rock (70s-80s) that say today’s young country artists are just like those rock stars back in the old days. Yes, there is a lot of the same cliche that we had in rock back in those days, but we also have real artists trying new things like Eric Church has been doing.
It seems like he’s always able to come out with something a little different each time and that’s pretty cool. I like this song and I think bringing on the rocker to sing along was a cool move.
What did you think of the performance?
CML Points: 90/100