Eric Church’s latest single “Record Year” recently went to number one, but Eric didn’t release the tune just because he thought it would get a lot of play and be a hit. “I don’t make a lot of decisions based on radio,” he tells “Entertainment Weekly.” “When we look at an album, I just look at the songs that are important to me, that I want to shed some light on.”
Eric released his latest album “Mr. Misunderstood” on his own, sending out vinyl copies to fans in his Church Choir first, which was his way of fixing what he thinks is a major problem in the music industry.
“When we’re going to put out an album, the people we’re trying to get it in the hands of are the fans’, but the fans are also the last people have a chance at it,” he shares. “It goes to a label, then the press, then radio and critics — all these people weigh in and get a copy and then its the fans. I think that’s so a** backwards. So we went to the fans first.”