8 Amazing Classic Rock Covers from Eric Church


Eric Church‘s 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour was a record-breaking 5-month, two-set show where Church played more than 200 hours of music across 61 stops. For the most part, Church performed his songs and changed up the set-list each night, but he also paid tribute to some of his favorite artists and covered his favorite songs.

8 Amazing Classic Rock Covers from Eric Church:

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” // The Band

The Band originally released this tune in 1969 and it’s regularly regarded as one of the greatest songs of all-time.

“Better Man” // Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder wrote this song when he was in high school and it was released in 1994.

“Walking in Memphis” // Mark Cohn

Cohn wrote this tune after he visited Memphis in 1986. He’s said it’s totally and completely true.

“Save The Last Dance For Me” // The Drifters

The Drifters originally released the song in 1960. Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris have also covered it. Church tried his best.

“I Want You To Want Me” // Cheap Trick

The original version was released in 1977 and was a No. 1 hit in Japan.

“Dumas Walker” // Kentucky Headhunters

“Dumas Walker” isn’t a place, as much as it is a person.

“Lookin’ Out My Backdoor” // Creedence Clearwater Revival

John Fogerty wrote this song and it was released in 1971. Despite the lyrics, he claims it’s not about drugs.

“Midnight Rider” // Allman Brothers Band

Gregg Allman wrote the song in a cabin outside of Macon, Georgia. Allman and his band were in the cabin so they could smoke marijuana without the police around.

Lauren Cowling
Born and raised in the South, Lauren grew up going to football games with her family and eating overcooked steak. When not writing, Lauren enjoys reading biographies, searching for pictures of puppies on the internet and drinking Sprite.

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