Country rebel Eric Church knows that he wouldn’t be anywhere without his loyal fanbase. That’s exactly why the rocker chose to let his fans do the acting in his new music video “Drink In My Hand.” The video, filmed in Iowa on August 26th and 27th, marked the 98th and 99th shows for one particular fan. Aaron R. Shriver had to make sure he made the filming for the music video, and he’ll make his 100th Eric Church show last weekend in Tinley Park, Il.
“I got to see Eric Church open the first night in Cincinnati, Ohio on the Bob Segar tour,” said Shriver. “That night I took my father to his very first Eric Church show. He saw the fire and passion in Eric’s stage presence, and now he is just as big of a fan as I am. I also saw Eric play in a Wal-Mart parking lot with just eight people in the crowd six months after he just played a huge sold-out arena. I will never forget those days, nor will I forget the day I heard CHIEF went No. 1–it was like an accomplishment for the entire [Church] Choir that has stood behind the one musician that we all believe in so much.”
Eric made sure he recgonized Aaron at the Sunday night concert by giving him a Gibson Hummingbird on-stage in front of the rest of the fans.
“I am constantly blown away by the passion of our fans. It was really cool to be able to honor Aaron’s 100th show on stage and share that experience with everyone in the crowd,” shares Church. “Though he is the first, I look forward to more of our fans reaching that milestone. It is truly humbling.”
Eric celebrated his own milestone last weekend as he has now performed over 1,000 shows sicne he started touring in 2006. Congratulations to Eric and Aaron!
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