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Eric Church Calls GRAMMY Nominations the ‘Holy Grail’

Posted By Sarah Wyland On February 8, 2013 @ 2:40 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

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Eric Church [2] is a double nominee at Sunday’s GRAMMY Awards. His No. 1 hit “Springsteen” is up for both Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song. He co-wrote the track with Ryan Tyndell and Jeff Hyde.

“’Springsteen’ is one of those songs that every night I sing it, I can remember being 16 years old at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Charlotte, North Carolina – my first amphitheater experience up there on the lawn,” Eric said. “I can remember spreading that blanket down, and I can still see the faces of the people that were there with me; I still remember what the weather was like; I can still remember what the air smelled like, what the sky looked like.”

Eric received his first GRAMMY nomination last year when his album Chief was nominated for Best Country Album. Win or lose, a GRAMMY nomination is a big deal. “If you’re a musical artist, the GRAMMYs are pretty much the Holy Grail, because it’s all genres, it’s everybody, it’s peers,” he said. “That’s why they are revered the way they are – you know, they’re the GRAMMYs.”

The GRAMMY Awards will air live on CBS at 8p|7c on Sunday, February 10.

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