Eric Church performed “Round Here Buzz” during ‘Verizon’s Big Concert’ on Sunday (Feb. 7) in honor of small businesses.
“I grew up in a really small town and small business means a lot to me, it was the backbone of where I grew up and I think it is still the backbone of this country,” Church explained ahead of his performance. “So, this next song is goes out to, I was a guy that grew up in a town where on Friday night, high school football mattered, and everybody would rally around the high school team and the next day, rather win or lose, we would goto this small business and celebrate or drown our sorrows. That’s kind of where this song came from, it’s called ‘Round Here Buzz.'”
Church paid tribute to three small businesses including Tex’s Fish Camp, The City BBQ and Bare Bones Butcher.
“I want to mention a few of those small businesses, the first place I ever sang was at a place called Tex’s Fish Camp, in a place called Connelly Springs, North Carolina which was really close to where I was from, my mom would make me get up on the table and very embarrassingly and sing every time we would go there and it’s still there all these years later, so that’s a place that matters a lot to me. Another place called The City BBQ, my grandfather was chief police in Granite Falls North Carolina and that’s where he always had lunch so I’m proud to say that’s still there and a place called Bare Bones Butcher in Nashville, Tennessee, where I live now. It’s small town funded and just the epitome of what a small business should, to those guys I just want to say I love you, I thank you for what you do and I hope this helps keep everybody around longer till we get through this and we get to a better place.”
After he paid tribute to several small businesses, he performed “Doing Life With Me.”
Earlier in the day, Church performed the National Anthem alongside Jazmine Sullivan to kick off Super Bowl LV.
Watch Church’s full performance below.
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Verizon’s Big Concert also featured performances from Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile, Christina Aguilera, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Miley Cyrus and Brittany Howard.