There comes a point in many careers where one is done with being told how to do their job.
They just go out and do it.
And that’s exactly what Eric Church did as he kicked off his Holdin’ My Own Tour on Jan. 13 in Lincoln Nebraska. With no opening acts to take a little of the weight off of him, Eric is making his own rules, playing the entire two-set show all by himself.
And he sounds like he loves it.
“Here’s the thing: We’re gonna play everything,” he told the adoring crowd before tearing into a set list of 37 songs over a span of three hours. “I don’t care how long the show may be, I still want you to give it to me the whole time. At the end of the night, either you’re gonna drop or I’m gonna drop.”
And despite this musical marathon, Eric showed no signs of slowing down, performing rousing renditions of songs such as “Drink In My Hand,” “Over When It’s Over,” “That Was a Cold One” and “Talladega.”
“You guys have a good time?” he said toward the end of the night. “I’ve dreamed my whole life about a tour where we could come out and play as long as we want and everyone knew every song. For that, I thank you, Lincoln. It’s been a helluva night.”