Eric Church has been a recording artist for about ten years. During that time, he’s been collecting souvenirs of his life in country music. This week, a lot of those souvenirs went on display at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Eric himself was on hand Thursday to kick it off.
“I grew up, I revere country music, I grew up a fan in North Carolina. I remember when I was 23, walking by the Country Music Hall of Fame, and I remember just having a moment as a songwriter who had been told no a lot. If I had a time machine to go back and tell that guy what would happen in the next 15 years, neither of us would believe it. I walked through an exhibit that has my name on it, but it has nothing to do with me. It’s about the people who are in the room: The songwriters, the management, the band & crew, my family, it’s not about me, because it’s not possible for one person to make that happen. I can’t say how proud I am, how much I love each of you, and I’m blown away from where we are and where we came from, and it took everyone pulling on the rope at the same time.”