Eric Church’s Desperate Man debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The collection sold 116,000 units (comprised of albums, track downloads and over 14 million audio on-demand streams).
Church says the creative process of the album was interesting because he broke away from his usual process in the studio.
“This record was made in the studio, from writing to completion, then any record we have ever made,” says Eric. “It was really there, ‘cause I wrote songs there, we change things there, I played parts there I never played, never thought of. I think maybe it was the first album in our career that there was more creative energy in the studio than any other because it was written, made, conceived, it was all there.”
Eric goes on to say, “I mean, on ‘The Snake,’ for example, that background part was myself, Jeff Hyde and Joanna, and we tried to sound the old blues kind of sound. We were doing that creatively in the studio, and it made a really interesting thing. A lot of people will say, ‘Who sang that? who is that?’ Well it was us! We were feeling the creativity.”
Eric, who is sitting inside the Top 15 on the country singles charts, will kick off his 2019 Doubles Down Tour January 18th and 19th in Omaha, Nebraska.