The Andie Summers Show

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I love hearing about how our favorite country artists got their start. Eric Church says he didn’t have much luck at first …

“I remember this one publisher said: ‘Hey, we want you to come play for the head of the company.’ So I sit down and played ‘Lightning’. I got a verse into it and this guy held up his hand. He said: ‘I don’t know where you’re from, but if I were you I’d go back there.’ The next day, I had another meeting, at Sony Tree Publishing, and I played ‘Lightning’. Same deal, the guy put his hand up and stopped me. I thought: ‘Jeez, I’ve got to stop playing this song’ [laughs]. He goes: ‘I’m signing you right now, just on that song.’ That was the beginning.”

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