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Eric Church Learned A Lot From His Mother

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Fans might consider Eric Church a tough guy, but as far as he’s concerned, his mother is the one with the brawn. He’s reflecting on what he’s learned from his mom as Mother’s Day approaches.

“My mom is by far the toughest person that I’ve met,” Eric said. “She’s tough. One of those people that’s been through a lot in her life, adversity wise and never complains, always really resilient with anything that’s happened to her. It’s just that attitude, the positive attitude, regardless of what has happened that I think is the one thing that I got from her.”

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Eric credits his mom for being positive about his career, even when he himself didn’t see much to be positive about. She encouraged him to keep pushing on, no matter how hopeless things looked. She’s also where his love of music originated.

“Musically, she’s where I get my talent from,” he said. “She sings great, always has, her mom sang great. I owe my musical chops to her. And she still sings some. Career-wise, I owe her everything. She’s given me a lot of the qualities that it has taken for me to get me where I am. Not only as a musician, but as a man.”

As much as Eric loves and respects his mother, he still managed to get into mischief. He won’t admit to much but will say he probably owes her an apology. “If I’ve gotten away with it this long, I’m not letting it out now I’ve made it,” he said. “The guilt is even gone now, I’m good. I’m not going to admit any of it. I’ll say I’m sorry, just blanket I’m sorry.”

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