Eric Church has always given full credit to his fan base for his success. His current single, “Drink In My Hand, was inspired by the energy and fans at his live shows — so when it was time to shoot the video, it was only right to include those fans. The video was shot during Eric’s concerts in Council Bluffs, Iowa on August 26 and 27 and was directed by Peter Zavadil.
One fan, Aaron Shriver,was at both of those shows, his 98th and 99th Eric Church concerts. Aaron marked his 100th show on Sunday, September 25 in Tinley Park, Illinois. Eric brought him onstage to thank him for his support and presented Aaron with his guitar, a Gibson Hummingbird.
“I got to see Eric Church open the first night in Cincinnati, Ohio on the Bob Seger tour,” Aaron said. “That night I took my father to his very first Eric Church show. He saw the fire and passion in Eric’s stage presence, and now he is just as big of a fan as I am. I also saw Eric play in a Wal-Mart parking lot with just eight people in the crowd six months after he just played a huge sold-out arena. I will never forget those days, nor will I forget the day I heard Chief went No. 1 – it was like an accomplishment for the entire [Church] Choir that has stood behind the one musician that we all believe in so much.”
“I am constantly blown away by the passion of our fans,” Eric said. “It was really cool to be able to honor Aaron’s 100th show on stage and share that experience with everyone in the crowd. Though he is the first, I look forward to more of our fans reaching that milestone. It is truly humbling.”
Aaron isn’t the only one with a show milestone. Eric recently celebrated performing more than 1,000 shows since he began touring in 2006.
Watch Eric’s new video!