Eric Church’s ’61 Days in Church’ Releases Next 30 Songs

From the tour that brought fans more than 200 hours of music across 61 dates in the form of double-set, 3+ hour shows sans-opener, Eric Church releases the next 30 live recordings of his 61 Days in Church.

Having delivered the first 30 Holdin’ My Own Tour live recordings on September 1, Church plans to continue subsequent releases throughout the year in chronological order of the tour to complete a total of more than 100 tracks.

The man Rolling Stone Magazine deems “the most consistently engaging live arena act in country music,” Church’s 61 Days in Church includes a variety of catalog cuts and singles as well as cover songs inspired by each tour stop. The wide assortment of tracks in the collection are a reflection of Church’s version of, as he told Billboard, “calling an audible,” and making a decision on fresh songs for each stop upon arrival.

After breaking two attendance records at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in May with his two sold-out shows, Church has proved time and again that he is a force to be reckoned with.   The Chief also demonstrated that he is as loyal to his fans as they are to him when in 2015 members of his fan club, the Church Choir, each received a free down of his new album Mr. Misunderstood. Dave Brooks (Billboard Magazine) noted, “Fans will remember that tour by another metric: the marathon three-and- a-half hours Church played nightly as he crisscrossed the United States and Canada.”

The 61 Days in Church recordings will initially be released only on the Apple Music platform for a two-week period before being made available on all streaming services.

Unique, individual tour posters from each tour stop serve as the artwork for each of the songs’ releases. The music will be released soon to meet fans’ demand for the full collection.

The 30 songs released today include the following tracks performed at different cities: 

Like a Wrecking Ball
Two Pink Lines
Mixed Drinks About Feelings (featuring Joanna Cotten)
Lotta Boot Left To Fill
Over When It’s Over (featuring Joanna Cotten)
Ain’t Killed Me Yet
Sinners Like Me
The Ballad of Curtis Loew
Record Year
Knives of New Orleans
Without You Here
The Weight (featuring Joanna Cotten)
Three Year Old
Dark Side
Cold One
Jack Daniels
How ‘Bout You
That’s Damn Rock & Roll (featuring Joanna Cotten)
Before She Does
Where She Told Me To Go
Country Music Jesus
Round Here Buzz
Screw You, We’re From Texas (featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard)
Lightning (Acoustic)
Longer Gone
Faster Than My Angels Can Fly
Oh Atlanta (featuring Joanna Cotten)
The World Needs A Drink
Kill A Word (featuring Joanna Cotten)
Memphis Medley (How I Got To Memphis/Walking in Memphis)
The Hard Way
Livin’ Part of Life
My Town
Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man
Pledge Allegiance to the Hag
Up on Cripple Creek
Like Jesus Does (featuring Joanna Cotten)
Don’t Do It
Young and Wild
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Hell on the Heart
The Shape I’m In
Mr. Misunderstood
Get Up Jake
Chattanooga Lucy (featuring Joanna Cotten)
Smoke A Little Smoke (Acoustic)
Drink In My Hand
It Makes No Difference
I’m Gettin’ Stoned
Portland, Oregon (featuring Joanna Cotten)
Can’t Take It With You
Better Man

More information on the 61 Days in Church project can be found here. Fans can catch a different show from Church as he continues touring throughout 2017.

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Bethany Bowman is an entertainment writer for The Tennessee Star.



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