Church drops new single
Monday, February 14, 2011
– Eric Church releases the new single Homeboy
today from his upcoming third studio album due out later this year.
Homeboy was written by Church and Casey Beathard. The idea for the song came after Beathard heard his son say "come on homeboy" to one of his buddies. Beathard brought the idea to Church while the two were writing in a cabin in North Carolina this past fall. Playing on the various meanings of homeboy, the result is a song involving two brothers.
"I love songs that challenge me as a writer and also challenge the listener," said Church. "This song is a journey both musically and lyrically about a man and his search for his wayfaring brother."
For the past year, Church has been touring on his own headlining tour as well as opening for artists including Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean.
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