Eric represented country music exceptionally well with his amazing performance of “Give Me Back My Hometown” at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 8. The 37-year-old singer had the audience at the Staples Center in Los Angeles loving every minute of his hit song.
Eric Church made the most out of his first Grammy performance. The country crooner belted out his freedom anthem “Give Me Back My Hometown,” while images of political protests played on screen. The hit song from his album The Outsiders was nominated for best country song.
Eric Church Grammy Performance: Freedom Song ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’
Eric’s amazing performance at the Grammy’s was just part of his great night as he was nominated for four awards including Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song (“Give Me Back My Hometown”), Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban) and Best Country Album (The Outsiders).
Eric has been nominated for Grammy awards three times in the past but has never won.
Eric has become one of the most popular country music acts in the world and recently broke the attendance record at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena as 18,411 fans came to see The Outsiders World Tour on Jan. 10.
Eric’s Standoff With Kathy Griffin
This years show was one of Eric’s career highlights but Grammy night wasn’t as fun for him back in 2012. In an uncomfortable mix up, comedian Kathy Griffin was sitting in Eric’s seat as his category, Best Country Album, was about to be announced.
“We had a little standoff. You know, first Grammys,” Eric told ABC News. “My wife and I ended up having to sit in the aisle right before they did the nominees for Country Album, which would have been great if we won, ’cause then they would’ve had to pan over to Kathy Griffin and us sitting in the aisle.”
Fortunately, Eric is able to laugh about the incident now.
Eric, who joined other Country stars at this year’s Grammy’s like, Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam, is thrilled to be part of music’s biggest night.
“I think the biggest thing for me is I’ve been a big advocate of music without walls and barriers and restraint, and that’s what the Grammys are,” he explained. “That’s what that room is. There’s every genre in there. All genres, not just the popular, commercial ones, but all of ‘em.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Eric’s performance was as sensational as we did?
— Tim Plant