Like so many great artists of the past, Eric Church has crossed musical genres with honest well-written music that people relate to. In the vein of southern rock legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, and Johnny Cash, he's made a career of straddling Country and Rock.
Wednesday night he took the stage for the last time in 2017 at a sold out broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. During his set he broke down while telling the story of one his fans who was murdered by the Las Vegas shooter during the Route 91 Harvest Festival. where he had played days before.
Church then debuted a new song he wrote in his honor. “That night, something broke in me when that happened,” he said. “And the only way I’ve ever fixed anything that’s been broken in me is with music.”
Listen to "Why Not Me"