The young new artist, Eric Church, has done it again and released a new, chart-topping album. His newest album is titled “CHIEF”. This album has made its way right up to the top of the charts shortly after its release. His first song on this album “Homeboy” showed his fans that this album was going to be a rude (but rocking) awakening to the country charts!
Church’s album was named “CHIEF” for an appropriate reason; he says, “‘Chief’ is my nickname on the road.” When Eric Church sings his music, his songs reflect his life, and the kind of person he is. His hit song “Smoke a Lil’ Smoke” describes the way he acts and deals with things. “Homeboy”, his first single on “CHIEF”, deals with social issues and with everyday life.
His newest hit “Springsteen” expresses how the old summer memories he has with a past girlfriend are remembered when he hears a Bruce Springsteen song. The lyric, “funny how a melody, sounds like a memory” refers directly to this statement. This song brings you back to the late 80’s-early 90’s, with its clear imagery, of driving around with your girlfriend in the summer in your old jeep, listening to old rock songs. It was written by the “Chief” himself (Eric Church), and co-written by Jeff Hyde, and Ryan Tyndell. You will be drawn to this song with its catchy rhythm and touching lyrics like, “I was singin’ to you, you were singin’ to me I was so alive, never been more free. Fired up my daddy’s lighter and we sang Ooohh.”
“CHIEF” was released last summer on July 26, 2011. In my opinion, Eric Church is a great artist; and I am excited for each new release he has because I know he will pull me in with his strong lyrics to his songs. I would recommend “CHIEF” to anyone who loves country music, but you should also know that Church’s style of music is more on the “Acoustic-Rock” side… or as I like to call it, “The Wild Side”. You can buy this great album at your local Best Buy for $9.99.