By Pepper

In the “Musical Insights” series, country artists share their thoughts on some of their most popular tunes.

Eric Church‘s latest single, “Kill a Word,” is a duet with Rhiannon Giddens of the Americana-blues band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and it’s a song he wishes didn’t resonate so much with audiences.

“Well, unfortunately it’s relevant. I wish it wasn’t,” he confessed in a press conference following his win for Album of the Year at the CMA Awards. “I think in the world we live in, it’s, the whole world has lost its mind. I’ve performed a lot on awards shows. I’ve played a lot of songs, but I don’t know that I’ve ever had a performance that felt more important and timely than this one, and unfortunately, that’s true.

“With Rhiannon, I was a big fan of the Carolina Chocolate Drops first of all, and for her to be able to stand up there and be able to put emotion on it is the big thing. She feels it. It’s coming from here [heart] and not here [head] and I think to be able to share the stage with her, I was honored to share the stage with her.”


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