"Homebody" Eric Church gives it away
Sunday, February 20, 2011
– Eric Church will offer a free download of his new single Homeboy
from his upcoming third studio album.
Not available to purchase until March 8, the free version is available until Feb. 24 for fans who go to Church's web site and retweet the message about his ACM nomination for top new solo vocalist.
The song was written by Church and Casey Beathard. Playing on the various meanings of homeboy, the result is a song involving two brothers.
Church enjoyed three co-penned hits from his sophomore album "Carolina" including Love Your Love The Most, Hell On The Heart and Smoke A Little Smoke.
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