Watch the CROWD PARTICIPATION VIDEO during 'Give Me Back My Home Town', and be sure to check out the PHOTOS!

This past Saturday evening I attended the 2nd stop on the Eric Church 'Holdin My Own Tour' at the Denny Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD. He's set to play to a SOLD OUT crowd at the Target Center this coming  Friday evening.

Photo: Steve Richards ~ TSM Rochester, MN ~ from the Denny Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD #HoldinMyOwnTour

My 'Quick' Recap from Sioux Falls: This show was the most emotionally charged performance I have ever seen this man deliver. Twice, during 'Three Year Old' & the encore song of 'Those I've Loved' I believe 'Chief' himself had everything he could do to keep his emotions from spilling over. SOLD OUT SHOW, the arena was rockin', and both performer and audience were joined at the hip. Who could ask for more? Oh yes.....37 songs split into two sets, that went well over three hours.

Photo: Steve Richards ~ TSM Rochester, MN ~ from the Denny Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD #HoldinMyOwnTour

Eric Church played all the hits, but it was the lesser known, deeper cuts that really made the show for me, along with thousands of other Church Choir Fan Club members. One in particular, which by the way, was the evening's encore' song (Those I've Loved from the 'Carolina' Album) was the first time I've ever seen it performed LIVE! He also did a remake of 'Two Pink Lines', and dug deep into the 'Sinners Like Me' album for 'Livin' Part of Life', and 'What I Almost Was'. Eric is promising a different set list every night. So far all three shows has also featured a local school choir to assist on his opening song 'Mistress Named Music' from his most recent 'Mr Misunderstood' release, the CMA Album Of The Year.

By the way, this would be my 21st LIVE Eric Church show. Up next, Des Moines on Thurs, Minneapolis on Fri, & then  Omaha in April on this #HoldinMyOwnTour . More after that? Probably!

-Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends

(if you're going to the show at Target Center hit me up on TWITTER - maybe we can hook-up for a photo!)





INTRO: Hallelujah - (Leonard Cohen song) (Jeff Buckley)

Set One
Mistress Named Music
Country Music Jesus
The Outsiders
Knives of New Orleans
Drink in My Hand
How 'Bout You
Livin' Part of Life
Cold One
Round Here Buzz
Mr. Misunderstood
Like a Wrecking Ball
Pledge Allegiance to the Hag
Smoke a Little Smoke
:20 minute Intermission
Set Two

Ain't Killed Me Yet
Guys Like Me
Lotta Boot Left to Fill
Record Year
Chattanooga Lucy
Two Pink Lines (new, alternate version)
Kill a Word
That's Damn Rock & Roll
What I Almost Was
Without You Here
Give Me Back My Hometown
Jack Daniels
Before She Does
Mixed Drinks About Feelings
Three Year Old
Keep On
These Boots
Springsteen / I'm On Fire (snippet)
Holdin' My Own

Those I've Loved