Eric Church released his second album, Carolina, 11 years ago today (March 24th). The album, which went gold in 2011, spawned hits such as “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Love Your Love the Most” and “Hell on the Heart,” as well as fan favorites “Lotta Boot Left to Fill” and “His Kind of Money (My Kind of Love).” Eric wrote or co-wrote all 15 songs on the collection.
— Universal Nashville (@UMGNashville) March 24, 2020
He’s currently making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “Monsters.”
Eric Church (Smoke a Little Smoke) OC: …that song. :36
“I think subject-matter wise, it’s another situation where everybody told me…you’re nuts to release that song, there are other things that’ll be easier to get up the chart. I saw the crowd though, I followed the crowd. They’d go crazy on that, and they still do. I mean, I think it’s one of those songs. In our set, what they do during that song, when they tear those walls down and they tear it down, is very, very hard to recover from, show-wise. So, I just followed the crowd on it. And I said, ‘You know, this is what some people think we shouldn’t release, but I’ve seen how people respond to it. Let’s put it out.’ And, it took off. Then the digital part, the sales part, was just huge for that song. I owe a lot to that song.”