For Church, it's a "Record Year"
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For Church, it's a "Record Year"

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – Eric Church drops his second single, "Record Year," from "Mr. Misunderstood " to country radio today.

The new single name checks Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key of Life," Willie Nelson's "Red Headed Stranger" and John Lee Hooker's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" from Church's stack of vinyl.

Church co-wrote "Record Year" with longtime banjo player and guitarist Jeff Hyde who has previously collaborated on hits such as the three-week number 1 "Springsteen" (along with Ryan Tyndell) and "Smoke a Little Smoke" (written by Church and Hyde alongside other band mate guitarist Driver Williams).

The new song is Church's ode to a lost love who instead of finding solace in another's arms, finds consolation in a three-foot stack of vinyl: "Your leavin' left me goin' crazy, I'm countin' on a needle to save me / I drop it in the groove, And we go 'round and 'round, And down in a spiral / I guess I really oughta call and thank you, I rediscovered Red Headed Stranger / Got down with old James Brown, And found New Grass Revival / If you find your way back, I owe you a beer, For my record year"

"Mr. Misunderstood" was the first single from the disc, which was a surprise release last November.


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