Eric Church and the Return Of Country’s Outlaw Movement #MusicMonday

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Gosh, it’s rough to get out of bed on Monday, isn’t it? Maybe you are getting ready to head to work. Maybe you are already there. Perhaps Monday is a day of the kid shuttle. Regardless, Monday just got a little better. Why? Because Mr. Eric Church is going to help us through the morning. ;)

For those of you who may not be aware of Eric Church and his music, allow me to introduce you.


This song reminds of the Outlaw Movement that was made so popular in country music with the likes of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. I feel that artists like Church and Toby Keith are part of that revival. Just as Waylon Jennings professed, ladies do love their outlaws.


Just like many of the “outlaws” back in the day, Eric Church is also no stranger to controversy, doing whatever he wants and saying whatever pops in his head {potentially starting a dreaded Twitter war – apparently a version of modern warfare}. This can get you into trouble but it also makes you entertaining in my opinion. The first time I saw Eric Church in concert was as an opening act for Rascal Flatts in like 2006. I felt that he played a little longer than the allotted time I was used to seeing with other opening acts. But he was FREAKING AWESOME so I didn’t much care. :) He did this version of Black Betty that is the best I have ever heard. He was later removed from the tour for playing too long! I knew I wasn’t imagining things! I have seen Eric Church and Flatts each a few times since then, but never together. :P


Love love love this song. :) A man’s recounting of love lost. I think most people can relate.

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Eric Church also went to Appalachian State like yours truly. :) Woohoo, a Mountaineer! If you would like to see Eric Church in concert, you can catch his tour schedule here.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for Eat Play Rock and State By State Travel. Her interests include traveling, home decor and DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her daughter, Amber, and her {and not so furry} friends.


  1. Oh, I really love those songs and videos! Perfect to listen to on a Monday morning!

  2. Drink in my hand is my Hubby’s new FAVORITE! He loves it :) Myself… I like Springsteen! What a great way to start off the day with Mr. Eric Church! Thanks!
    Bloggy Love,
    Dawn @ With a Side of Thriftiness!

  3. Awesome….thanks for the review…my daughter loves Eric Church.

  4. Thanks for the introduction. Loved it!

  5. I am a big country fan, and I love Eric’s music!

  6. Great Introduction! Thank You! Love me some Eric Church!

  7. I don’t listen to a lot of country so hadn’t heard of him before, but his music sounds great. And from what he did opening for Rascal Flatts definitely sounds like he’s an outlaw. lol

  8. I always hear “Springsteen” while I’m driving. Great stuff!

  9. desiree says:

    we go to our fair and then to the free one 2 time a year

  10. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Somehow I missed these songs , but I was glad to find them now. Great song and he deserved to play longer!

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