Oh my Lord, Dierks cut his hair!!! Those beautiful curls are gone! Yes, I know, it's supposed to be all about the music right? But Dierks' hair is a trademark, so I had to mention it! Getting back to the important stuff, I have to say that Eric Church, Doc Walker, and Dierks Bentley put on one heck of a show!
I didn't know who the first performer was until I got to the venue and saw Eric Church's merchandise on sale.
I had heard a lot of good things about Eric, and I was disappointed when he was taken off the bill for Rascal Flatts a few months ago, so I was happy to finally get to see him live.
I actually had no idea what he looked like, and was surprised when he took the stage looking more like a truck driver than a country music superstar. But it was apparent fairly quickly that Eric is just real. That's the best word I can use to describe him. What you see is what you get. I wasn't blown away by any means, but his set was thoroughly enjoyable. He's not flashy or over the top and he's not on that stage to dazzle you, Eric is there to play his music and do what he obviously loves to do.
I would really like to see him in a smaller venue or a bar. I think he would be more in his element and it would make his performance even more enjoyable. I'm not saying that he was "out of his element" or anything like that, I'm just saying that certain venues are geared to certain types of performers and I think seeing Eric Church at a bar would give you the best feel for what he does.
With fantastic and well written songs like "I Pledge Allegiance To the Hag" and "Sinners Like Me," the title track of his new album, it is easy to see that Eric is on the brink of stardom. He already has two hits with "How 'Bout You" and "Two Pink Lines," and his latest single "Guys Like Me" is starting its climb up the charts. I am sure I'll see Eric again in the future, perhaps headlining his own show a few years down the road.
- Before She Does
- Two Pink Lines
- Guys Like Me
- Sinners Like Me
- I Pledge Allegiance To the Hag
- How 'Bout You w/ Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way and Black Betty