Eric Church is getting ready to release his live album, Caught in the Act, next month. The special collection will include songs from his three albums, Sinners Like Me, Carolina and Chief, such as “Before She Does,” “How ‘Bout You,” “These Boots,” “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag” and “Springsteen,” among others. The North Carolina native said taping the album reminded him of when he played the bars and clubs before getting his record deal. “We kinda left the lights up, so you could kinda look around and see everybody,” says Eric. “You could see the emotion, you could see the face[s], you could hear ‘em. I felt at home. I felt like I was back in those bars and clubs that I love so much, and theaters, that I’ve had that interaction, that connection with individual people.”
The album was recorded at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre in October and will be available for presale on March 13th. A double vinyl version of the record will also be made available on National Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20th. The package will include four additional tracks and a special whiskey-infused seven-inch.
Eric is currently heading up the country charts with his latest single, “Like Jesus Does.”
AUDIO: Eric Church talks about taping his live album, which comes out April 9th.
Eric Church (taping live album) OC: …individual people. :37
“It was interesting for us, because we came straight from arena shows and we’re doing the same thing, not the same thing, but a similar thing every night, to completely pulled out of our element, like we’re back in bars and clubs. We made the set list up that day around a drum kit, going, ‘What have we not played in a while. Let’s do everything, you know, do all our songs.’ I just enjoyed seeing the people. We kinda left the lights up, so you could kinda look around and see everybody. You could see the emotion, you could see the face[s], you could hear ‘em. I felt at home. I felt like I was back in those bars and clubs that I love so much, and theaters, that I’ve had that interaction, that connection with individual people. It wasn’t just groups of ‘em, it was individual people.”