I think too many people, if you are 46 you want to look 36, and if you're 36 you want to look 26. I didn't want to do that. I've earned the gray hairs. So I wanted to show that level of honesty.

— Eric Church

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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.

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The best advice I've been given is kind of the "dance with the one who brought you" thing. You got here on what you do so don't change that.

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I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, 'I want to be a country music star.

' Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, 'I want you to go to college.' So we had a discussion. And I'm pretty stubborn. I'm a lot like him. And he said, 'If you go to college and graduate, I'll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.' So he bribed me.

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I don't use the big video screens that a lot of other artists use because personally, I think it's kind of a crutch. I think sometimes it's like watching television as opposed to really getting involved with what is happening onstage and the people in your section.

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I've always made music that was representative of real life.

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I'm not a trust-fund type.

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There's just a lot of people that hold on to what country means to them.

I love fiddle, I love steel, but I don't think it should be a rule that it has to be used in every song. I think that's not what defines or makes country music.

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I think right now, you've seen these artists pop up over the last decade who've flirted with branching together a lot of different kinds of music. Some of them have been huge, and sold millions of records. And I think over time it's become a little bit of what the industry can be.

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Everybody always tells you what an awesome and unique experience being a parent is. Words can never do the feeling justice.

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We're all given a window of opportunity, I think all artists are, of any genre.

A window when you're truly relevant, the spotlight's on you and people are watching what you do.

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Music's cyclical. There's always that next generation that always comes along.

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I'm not a guy who can go in and go, "Hey, are we doing right or wrong?" I just do it. And whatever it is, it is.

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About Eric Church

Quotes 45 sayings
Profession Singer-songwriter
Birthday May 3, 1977

The town I came from really had one industry, and that was furniture.

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I don't care if I starve.

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I am very thankful and blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy and baby mama.

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I have a huge chip on my shoulder.

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I've always thought, it's the artist that write the songs and make the records.

And it's our responsibility to set the tone for what's happening in the industry. And I take that seriously.

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Country fans are the best fans out there because of the loyalty, and the way that they apply your music to every aspect of their life.

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I can't stand making records.

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I'd trusted my fan base, I'd trusted the my gut, and I'd trusted the music.

...the real experts are out there in front of you every night. They're the ones buying the tickets and coming to the shows. They're the professionals in this business, and they're the only ones who can tell you which songs have the ability to move them.

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When I feel like every day when I get up I'm writing songs, that's the time to make a record.

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It's always the roughest path, but I think it's got the most reward at the end.

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If I was concerned about my legacy, there’s no way I would ever sit there [and be a reality-show judge]. Once your career becomes about some¬thing other than the music, then that’s what it is. I’ll never make that mistake.

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I wouldn't be the man I am today, If not for those I've loved along the way

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Man, if anybody knew the path that we've been on, no one in their right mind would ever try to duplicate it. That's something Nashville always tries to do, though. If something is successful, they try to repeat it by telling other people, "Hey, do what that guy did." I just don't think it works that way. The first one who gest there, the one that cuts the path ... it's always the roughest path but I think it's got the most reward at the end.

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I want to be the guy out there on the edge.

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Bob Seger was a huge inspiration.

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The evolution of the music is what allows it to survive.

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The biggest thing is to continue to do what you do.

A lot of people, when they get to a certain level, start thinking about it too much and they change what they do.

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I've played shows with injuries before but unfortunately cannot overcome having no voice.

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I think a lot of times, artists and albums can become formulaic.

You're known for a certain thing, and you continue to do that. You just change the subject matter, but it's the same song. And that's what you do.

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I come from a long line of Sinners like me

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I'm going to do everything I can to keep from being mainstream.

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When I first started, you could go to a college campus and it was not cool to wear a country artist's shirt on campus. It was taboo, and there was a stigma involved. In the time from then till now, I'm amazed at how much things have changed. It's young now, it's cool, it's hip

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In the digital age we're in now, with satellite radio and Pandora and stuff like that, it's not about, "I listen to this kind of music." It's about, "I listen to good music and bad music."

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As far as writing, it's grown because I've really grown comfortable with who I am.

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Life doesn't get more real than having a newborn at home.

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The most important thing for me as an artist is having an identity.

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Stay young and wild as long as you can

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When you play the bars, you pay your dues.

It does matter that you know those things [songs]. And the great thing for me, too, is that I draw on that stuff as influences. It's also stuff that you put in the tank that you pull from to make records.

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Funny how a melody sounds like a memory.

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The key to songwriting is just to be able to observe, and put yourself in situations to be around people, and let those ideas come to you.

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If I wanted the ticket to be a $200 ticket, I'd have made it a $200 ticket, but I don't want it to be that.

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I have a new hobby and it's pretty much logging.

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