Eric Church is closing in on the top of the country charts with his latest single, “Give Me Back My Hometown.” Eric co-wrote the song with Luke Laird and says the track’s opposition fascinates him as a songwriter. It tells the story of a man who is supposed to feel safe in his hometown, but an old flame has left her mark all over it, leaving memories he can’t erase.
“It’s about a guy that’s still in his hometown,” Eric said. “He’s in the most familiar place, the place he knows better than anything, but because his female lover left him there, all those places that he knows so well, become so haunting and foreign to him. To be at the place that you grow up at that is your home, and the person that left you there took that from you, there’s nothing lonelier than that.”
“Give Me Back My Hometown” is from Eric’s recently released album, The Outsiders. He will launch is The Outsiders World Tour on September 11 in Bossier City, Louisiana.