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Who Inspired “Springsteen”? Eric Church Isn’t Telling

Eric Church photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Eric Church’s latest single, “Springsteen,” is flying up the charts. The track is about how a certain song or artist can take a person back to a moment in time whenever they hear it. While Eric counts Bruce Springsteen as one of his idols, he won’t reveal whether the song is actually about The Boss.

“I’ll never say ’cause that’s mine, you know?” Eric said. “I’m gonna keep that artist. I’ve never said it wasn’t [Bruce] Springsteen, I just never said it was. 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.”

One of the things Eric loves most about the song is that anyone can apply it to their favorite songs and artists, not just Springsteen. “I mean, the title of the song is ‘Springsteen,’ but what I love about it is it’s not a tribute song,” he said. “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.”

Fans can catch Eric performing on this year’s ACM Awards where he’s nominated for both Album of the Year for Chief and Video of the Year for “Homeboy.” The ACMs, co-hosted by Reba and Blake Shelton, will air live on CBS at 8/7 CT! You can tune in to GAC at 7/6 CT, before the live show starts, for all the action live from the red carpet!


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