If you were not at this event welcome to 'Early Church', as in Eric Church. If you were in Mayo Park on that Sunday evening, you'll certainly remember the music!

EARLY CHURCH focuses on Eric's early years, and is for that NEW FAN who may not be familiar with Eric's early, and back catalog of music. I'll feature a different single from the albums detailed below, and on occasion may include a Throwback Video, Song Lyrics, a Guitar Tab for that budding guitarist, or maybe even excerpts from a recent interview.

photo: Terry Greenwaldt – Rochester, MN July 2006 – Down By The Riverside Summer Concert Series
photo: Terry Greenwaldt – Rochester, MN
July 2006 – Down By The Riverside Summer Concert Series
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TODAY, let me be your weekly guide to NEW MUSIC that really isn't new, but just plain & simply, kicks butt !
-Steve Richards ~ Quick Country Weekends

track #2 - 'Sinners Like Me' (the title track)

Sinners
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EARLY CHURCH CD DETAILS

Sinners Like Me is the debut album from country music artist Eric Church. Singles released from the album include "How 'Bout You", "Two Pink Lines", "Guys Like Me", and the title track, which respectively reached No. 14, No. 19, No. 17 and No. 51 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Although not released as a single, the track "Lightning" was made into a music video, which aired on the networks CMT and GAC. As of November 29, 2013, the album has sold 590,000 copies in the US.[4]

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Before She Does" Trent Willmon, Eric Church, Jeremy Spillman 3:19
2. "Sinners Like Me" E. Church, Spillman 3:52
3. "How 'Bout You" Brett Beavers, E. Church, Brandon Church 3:49
4. "These Boots" Michael P. Heeney, E. Church 3:48
5. "What I Almost Was" Heeney, E. Church 3:21
6. "The Hard Way" Heeney, E. Church, Casey Beathard 3:32
7. "Guys Like Me" Deric Ruttan, E. Church 3:11
8. "Lightning" E. Church 5:14
9. "Can't Take It with You" Marla Cannon-Goodman, Beathard, E. Church 4:24
10. "Pledge Allegiance to the Hag" (featuring Merle Haggard) Beavers, E. Church 4:25
11. "Two Pink Lines" Victoria Shaw, E. Church 3:27
12. "Livin' Part of Life" Liz Rose, Walt Wilkins, E. Church 4:29
Total length: 47:05

Eric Church has been defined as one with a bad-boy persona, a relentless taste for performing LIVE, and a country music force to be reckoned with. Church has received critical acclaim with regards to his song writing, and with the release of his last three studio albums; his platinum selling 'Chief' ,'The Outsiders', and his newest effort, 'Mr Misunderstood'. Early in 2017 Eric will embark on his 'Holdin My Own' Tour which will include a stop in Minneapolis January 20th at the Target Center.

Eric is in it for the fans, which he has proven over & over again with his on-going efforts to keep tickets out of the hands of 'scalpers', and the secondary ticket market. The Holding My Own Tour will feature Eric Church, and only Eric Church, as he will be performing a double set each evening, with no opening act! Potentially that means about  3 hours of Eric Church Music each night on tour, and his loyal Church Choir and newly acquired fans along his winding dirt road of music are thrilled about it!

LYRICS - Sinners Like Me
I was fifteen when my daddy's old man
Caught me half way through my first beer
He laughed so hard when my face turned green
He said "You come from a long line of sinners like me"
Now me and my brother go to see him some times
But he don't have much to say anymore
So we sit on his headstone with a fifth of Jack D.
Here's to a long line of sinners like me
La de dah de dah
La de dah dah de de
I come from a long line of sinners like me
My mama had a soft spot for a hell raisin' boy
So she had two more just like him
It takes an angel to raise a family
That comes from a long line of sinners like me
Well now maybe who knows one day I'll settle down
Give my dad a grandson of his own
And when the doctor smacks him, he'll probably take a swing
'Cause he'll come from a long line of sinners like me
La de dah de dah
La de dah dah de de
I come from a long line of sinners like me
On the day I die
I know where I'm gonna go
Me and Jesus got that part worked out
I'll wait at the gates til his face I see
And stand in a long line of sinners like me
I'll stand in a long line of sinners like me
La de dah de dah
La de dah dah de de
I come from a long line of sinners like me
La de dah de dah
La de dah dah de de
Here's to a long line of sinners like me
I come from a long line of sinners like me