Eric Church teamed up with one of his musical heroes on Monday evening (Nov. 5), when he shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen as part of the 2018 Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert in New York City. The two singers shared the stage at Hulu Theater inside Madison Square Garden for a performance of Springsteen’s “Working On the Highway,” which was featured on his 1984 album “Born In the U.S.A.”
In a nearly four-minute video clip, the two artists are seen sharing the microphone and trading verses on the song. With their acoustic guitars in hand, the Boss and Eric gave a stripped-down and memorable performance of the 1984 track. The two would come together to sing the anthemic chorus much to the delight of the audience, who screamed along.
The event was held to help raise money and awareness for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which aims to “fund and shape innovative programs in communities where our vets, their families and caregivers live and work.” The foundation also aims to “create healthy, positive futures for our service members, veterans and their families.”
In addition to performances by the Boss and Eric, the evening included comedy sets by Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan and Jimmy Carr.
A longtime fan of Springsteen’s, Eric released “Springsteen,” his ode to the Boss, in 2012. The song saw massive success, reaching No. 1 on the country charts, as well as received two Grammy nominations.