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.