Eric Church’s latest single, “Springsteen,” is a huge hit, and fans are relating to the song, which explains that a song, a concert or a particular artist takes a person back to a moment in time. While Eric certainly looks up to Bruce Springsteen and enjoys his music, he’s not saying whether or not the inspiration behind the song is actually The Boss. The North Carolina native wants the tune to apply to everyone.
“I’ll never say…’cause that’s mine, you know? I’m always, I’m gonna keep that artist. I’ve never said it wasn’t [Bruce] Springsteen, I just never said it was,” he says with a laugh. “I mean, it could be [Bob] Seger, it could be [John] Mellencamp, it could be a number of artists that became the soundtrack to that point, to that moment in time. And I want everybody to be able to apply it. I mean, the title of the song is ‘Springsteen,’ but what I love about it is it’s not a tribute song. It’s not about Springsteen. It’s about that artist, whatever that artist is, becoming the soundtrack for the love or the person you’re with.”
Catch Eric performing live on this year’s ACM Awards, where he’s up for both Album of the Year for Chief and Video of the Year for “Homeboy.” The 47th Annual ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1st beginning at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.