Eric Church, Outlaw? Not So Much.

Well, this is awkward…

Eric Church singing “We Shall Be Free” to a boombox karaoke track in 1994.

Per the video description on YouTube, this was an audition for a production of “Guys & Dolls.” Church, seen here dressed like Zack Morris, would have been 16 or 17 at the time. Somewhat annoyingly, the guy who posted the video has spliced in clips of his own audition, breaking up the Church performance (0:00-0:55 and again at 2:05-2:30, if you want to skip straight to the goods).

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  1. says

    Wow. Nothing like the internet to bring people’s pasts back to life. Fabulous, and yes very embarrassing, find.

    I can only imagine how badly he’d run his mouth if he knew this was out there.

  2. says

    Oh, for crying out loud. It’s no more “embarrassing” than any other reasonably talented teenager’s audition for a musical comedy. You people have some strange ideas.

  3. franklin says

    Only embarrassing because he has a marketing team trying to make him look like an outlaw, though his pop-country music already should have clued people into the fact that he is not.


  1. […] I don’t think I could do it over and over, because how many times can you push the envelope? How many times can you grow? When I get to that point when we’re not doing that anymore, I don’t care to make records. ‚óŹ – – Eric Church sees a definite end to his record-making years because, really, how much edgier and more ‘outlaw’ can he even get? There has to be an upper limit. (The lower limit is here.) […]

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