Eric Church’s Baby Boy Hawk

Eric Church 2-19-14Back in February, Eric Church and his wife Katherine welcomed their second son, who they named Tennessee Hawkins Church.  This week, Eric revealed to Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton the story behind his son’s unique name:

“We call him Hawk.  Hawk was just something that kind of came to me.  We have a bunch of property out west of town, and I was out there one day, and honestly saw a hawk, as weird as that is, and I called my wife, and said, ‘Have you thought about Hawk?  Because I’m imagining myself at 6 years old, and if that was your name, or your friend was Hawk, that’s cool.  It’s a cool name.  It’s like a Top Gun fighter pilot.”

So what did she think about Tennessee? “Well she’s from Tennessee, so she loved it, and she’s a Tennessee Volunteer fan too.  My meaning was different.  I love Tennessee Williams, but also one of my favorite songs was by Don Williams, ‘Good Old Boys Like Me,’ it’s got that line in it, ‘Hank & Tennessee.’  It’s one of my favorite songs, so there’s a dual meaning for me.”

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