His arena-headlining “The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour,” has sold over 450,000 tickets thus far in 2012, and now Eric Church finds his third single, “Springsteen,” from critically-acclaimed record, Chief, topping the charts at No. 1. His prior single, "Drink In My Hand," marked his first career No. 1 record. Both songs were co-writes for Church. In addition, "Springsteen" also celebrates over one million in sales this week, officially reaching RIAA Platinum certification as his debut album, Sinners Like Me, reaches Gold status selling over 500,000 copies worldwide.
SPIN Magazine named Chief their No. 1 Country Album of 2011 and "The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour" a Top 20 tour of 2012: “Church offers that rarest of combos — impeccable songwriting and musicianship, plus genuine ornery attitude, and his anthemic, Boss-inspired can of corn, 'Springsteen,' is the finest addition to the doomed exurban-bandana-romance catalog since Steve Earle's I Feel Alright rebirth.”
Rolling Stone said, “Name-checking "Born to Run" and "I'm on Fire," the tough North Carolina country singer pays tribute to the Garden State's greatest rocker – and the memories of teenage romance his songs evoke.”
American Songwriter added, “It’s about music in general, and the singular ability a pop song has to anchor us to a place and time, no matter how fleeting or carelessly discarded that moment may have been. Which is the genius of “Springsteen,” really.”
“If the American flag could sing, it’d probably sound like this,” Maxim proclaimed when referring to the hit.
Church penned the song with bandmate Jeff Hyde, who also co-wrote his hit "Smoke A Little Smoke," and Nashville songwriter Ryan Tyndell. The record was produced by Jay Joyce and has earned 2012 ACM and Grammy nominations.
Church, who made his LP Field debut appearance at CMA Music Fest on Saturday night, announced his fall leg of “The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour” last week with special guests Justin Moore and Kip Moore.