Eric Church Puts a Lot of ‘Blood, Sweat and Beers’ Into Career
-Kathryn Paulson, CMIL Intern
Feb. 13, 2012
“Blood, Sweat, and Beers” may sound like clever wordplay, but for Eric Church, it’s a recipe for success. It’s also the name of his newest tour – christened as such because those three words got him where he is today.
“It’s taken a lot of all three for me to get here,” Eric tells the Associated Press. “I think it’s fitting for the kind of tour it’s gonna be. You know, it’s gonna be very in-your-face like the rest of our stuff. Probably some parental guidance will be needed, but that’s OK. It’s the kind of show that we’ve always put on and the kind of show I enjoy. I like the shows, and it’ll be a little unsafe from time to time.”
He got his first No. 1 single last month with “Drink In My Hand” off his Chief album and he still has problems accepting the way his career has taken off. “It’s funny, I was just thinking – I told somebody – I said, ‘I feel like we were just in clubs last year,’ and then I said, ‘Wait a minute. We were in clubs last year.’ You know, so it’s been a big jump,” he admits. “It’s been a fast ride since Chief came out.”
Joining him on the “The Blood, Sweat, and Beers” tour is Brantley Gilbert, an artist who built his career much like Eric did. “He’s another guy that’s built his career in clubs and theaters, and that’s hard to do,” Eric says. “I admire and respect that, and I think it’s gonna be a good match and, you know, I think it’s going to be one of the best tours of the year.”
Now sweat we understand, and even the blood – but who wants to admit to the beer? Eric didn’t have a problem. “Somebody asked me what it was more of, and barely, I would say beer,” he laughs.
Check out “The Blood, Sweat, and Beers” tour dates HERE.