Eric Church Recorded 28 Songs In 28 Days For His Upcoming Project

Pictured (L-R): Lon Helton, Eric Church. Photo: Courtesy AristoMedia

Eric Church revealed that he has been working on new music during an interview with Country Aircheck Publisher/CEO & Host of Westwood One’s Country Countdown USA, Lon Helton at CRS yesterday (Feb. 20).

Church said that following his 2018 Desperate Man album and his 2019 Double Down Tour, he felt the need to push himself further, creatively. He challenged himself to write and record 28 songs in 28 days. Instead of recording his new project at Jay Joyce’s Neon Cross studio in Nashville, Church decamped to Banner Elk, North Carolina, converted a restaurant into a studio, brought out his band and some songwriters and got to writing.

“I felt like it was time to do something nuts,” Church said with a grin. “I would write a song in the morning, we would cut it that night. We removed all the barriers about what people think of the song, and just let it be the most creative thing that day, chase that as hard as you can, and move on. For me, it’s as far out there as I have gotten, creatively. I couldn’t shut it off.”

Pictured (L-R): Lon Helton, Eric Church. Photo: Courtesy AristoMedia

Church talked about a generator—or “genny,” as his crew referred to it—going out and how that inspired the song that he previewed about a girl named, “Jenny.”

“I think by getting that far out there, it really opened up some really great stuff creatively,” Church said. “My antenna was up. Looking back at what came out of it, it was exactly what had to happen.”


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