Eric Church debuted his unapologetic anthem titled “Stick That In Your Country Song,” a track that he released on Thursday (June 25) which will appear on his forthcoming highly-anticipated new album.
“I try to put myself in the most uncomfortable situations,” Church explained at the CRS “Chasing Creativity” keynote event earlier this year. “Making it hard, and making sure no one is mailing it in. That’s always something we have to push ourselves to chase. For me, it’s very elusive. With creativity, the harder you try and stress, the more it doesn’t happen.”
With this new single, he offers a social commentary on the state of the world and provides a rallying cry for cities from Detroit to Baltimore and people from young military veterans to school teachers, culminating in an emphatic “Stick That In Your Country Song” as each chorus hits.
Never afraid to speak his truth, The catchy new song begs and taunts for some “real truths” in country music, which he sings directed towards his fellow country singers.
Church sings in the chorus:
“Stick that in your country song
Take that one to number one
Get the whole world singing along
Stick that in your country song
Sing about the man coming back from war
Twenty-three going on 54
He lost a friend, his sight, his hands
Baby girl, he’ll never see again”
“Stick That In Your Country Song” was co-written by Church alongside Davis Naish and Jeffrey Steele.
Church’s new album will be the follow-up to his 2018 album, Desperate Man.