Eric Church Feels Part Of History After Taylor Swift Replaced Him On Tour

Eric Church is busy selling out massive shows and breaking records on his Double Down Tour.

So much so he just broke the attendance record at Nissan Stadium in Nashville for being the first country music act to solo headline the venue as well as set the attendance record with 56,521 fans singing along for more than 3.5 hours of Church music.

Church was on The Bobby Bones Show where he talked about his super low-key lifestyle when he's not on stage and how he got to where he is today. He said that when he's not on the road, he lays low and hangs out around the house. He shared that he spends a lot of time in North Carolina doing his own thing rather than being in Nashville, Tennessee, where most country musics home-base is.

He confessed that he made a mistake with his latest tour. Playing two nights in the same city is hard because he always feels like he has to go harder the second night for all of his fans that come to both shows. He says that it takes him a couple days to get himself ready again for the next weekend of shows. Church even says that he pays attention to fan signs asking for song requests. He says taking a sign and telling your band you're playing the song they're asking for is "when you're playing music again," because fans feed off that spontaneity. He laughed though saying that sometimes they take requests and it doesn't work and they fall on their face, but he prefers that because then he knows he's playing with his heart and not his head.

Before his massive success, Church was opening up for Rascal Flatts. He was still the man then that he is now, he would play longer sets then planned and it ended up becoming so much of a thing that Flatts had to let Church off the tour. They ended up replacing him with Taylor Swift. Swift opened Rascal Flatts on tour shortly before she skyrocketed in her career. Church says "It's almost a part of history [that it happened]." He joked that Swift "did ok" for herself after that tour.

"Some Of It" is one of Church's latest songs and it is possibly his favorite song in his career. He says it's a "wisdom/life song." He wrote in the second verse and the bridge after the other writers started on it. On his co-writing song "We Were" that ended up in the hands of Keith Urban who recorded it as his next single, Church said "songs find their way to the people they're supposed to make it to. This song was one of those songs."

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