Many of us have that one artist or band that we followed from the beginning, way before they were famous.. the one you were a fan of before anyone even who knew who they were.
For me, that artist was Eric Church. I saw him perform before he even released an album and watched him play in the smallest of back road bars. When I first listened to him, many of his songs were covers of older famous country artists because he didn't even have a ton of his own material yet.
I watched him progress to larger venues, touring like crazy, and slowly gaining mainstream popularity. I saw him grow further and open up for Kenny Chesney, and eventually co-headline with Kenny. All the way now where he selling out football stadiums himself and is among the top.
Following Eric came full circle last night in Nashville. At a bar last night, I saw a singer doing a cover of one of his songs. I had that "moment" where it hit me because here this is a singer who is in Nashville trying "make it". This is an artist, grinding it out playing for tips, in the same stage of his career when I first started following Eric Church... and this new artist is playing covers of the now famous Church to get his name out there and be heard.
It was pretty cool seeing the entire process of the growth of an artist go full circle starting again with a next generation of someone who may one day make it. @ericchurchmusic #ericchurch #ericchurchmusic #country #nashville