Eric Church has regularly been understood to speak his mind, for better or even worse. When the superstar stopped in Las Vegas this spring to play two programs at The Joint at the Acid Rock Hotel, he opened up to the Las Vegas Sun about his thoughts on why country music continues to thrive.
” Country music is the tune that talks about the American condition. It’s middle America. Eight from 10 individuals. Possibly it’s not the No. 1 choice. However, they listen to country,” he explained. “Consistency, too. In the 1980s, it was everything about rock-and-roll, and it died. Weapons N’ Roses is still on top since their throne hasn’t been challenged.”
However, Church included that the popularity of country music was a double-edged sword.
“Country has become a larger umbrella. It’s excellent and bad,” he shared. “Country has ended up being too homogenized and too commercial. It has lost what makes it unique. It’s terrific that it’s popular, however then it starts to become thinned down.”
While a few of today’s country music isn’t always pleasing to the vocalist, he does appreciate his hero, George Strait, for keeping in his lane.
” He is amazing– particularly his durability. He has stayed true to who he is as an artist. It is a highly challenging thing to do, and he has had the ability to do that. And he’s had more than 60 No. 1 songs– some labels do not have that!”
Church will take his brand of country music out on the road this summer, playing a variety of celebrations nationwide.