Sinners Like Me

Sinners Like Me

by Eric ChurchEric Church


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On the sizzling, fuzzed-out "How 'Bout You," Eric Church asks, "I know where I come from / How 'bout you?" Well, where he comes from is a tough, uncompromising blue-collar life where the battle for respect is waged daily. He's got his share of regrets over leaving a good woman behind (the rustic, fiddle-rich "These Boots"); doesn't kid himself about getting a second chance ("I believe that Jesus is coming back / Before she does," he declares in a thumping, stomping southern rock workout, "Before She Does"); and learns the hard way that clichés aren't always true, as when his ex packs up the house and leaves -- "Can't Take It with You," indeed. Newcomer Church, who wrote or co-wrote the dozen songs on his debut, delights in wordplay, like the master he celebrates in the thundering "Pledge Allegiance to the Hag" (on which the ol' Merle himself makes a guest appearance); moreover, even with his lived-in baritone and gritty attitude, he'll go into self-deprecating mode when reflecting on a turbulent love life. Populist and traditionalist in sensibility, with a deep seam of fundamental rock 'n' roll in his hard-country stylings, Eric Church sounds like he's in it for the long haul.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2006
Label: Liberty
UPC: 0724356074521
catalogNumber: 60745
Rank: 10876


  1. Before She Does
  2. Sinners Like Me
  3. How 'Bout You
  4. These Boots
  5. What I Almost Was
  6. The Hard Way
  7. Guys Like Me
  8. Lightning
  9. Can't Take It with You
  10. Pledge Allegiance to the Hag
  11. Two Pink Lines
  12. Livin' Part of Life

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Church   Primary Artist,Choir, Chorus
Giles Reaves   Djembe,Shaker,Pump Organ,Marimbula
Brett Beavers   Choir, Chorus
Richard Bennett   Electric Guitar
Bruce Bouton   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Chris Feinstein   Bass
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Jay Joyce   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Russ Pahl   Pedal Steel Guitar
Tammy Rogers   Fiddle
Jay Williams   Choir, Chorus
Craig Wright   Drums,Cajon
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Chris Thile   Mandolin
Michael Raphael   Harmonica
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin
Casey Beathard   Choir, Chorus
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Jason Hall   Tuba
Patricia Norman   Choir, Chorus
Mark Hill   Bass
Mindy Smith   Background Vocals
Michael Patrick Heeney   Choir, Chorus
Katherine Blasingame   Choir, Chorus
Caldwell County Choir   Choir, Chorus
Brandon Church   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Heeney   Choir, Chorus
Sean Heeney   Choir, Chorus
Wally Mitchum   Choir, Chorus
Ed Smoak   Choir, Chorus
Jeremy Spillman   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Giles Reaves   Engineer
Brett Beavers   Composer
Jay Joyce   Producer,Engineer
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Debra Wingo   Groomer
Deric Ruttan   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Walt Wilkins   Composer
Jason Hall   Engineer
Wendy Stamberger   Art Direction
Joanna Carter   Art Direction
Trent Willmon   Composer
Michael Patrick Heeney   Engineer
Eric Church   Composer
Arturo Buenahora   Executive Producer
Brandon Church   Composer
John Peets   Management
Jeremy Spillman   Composer
Liz Rose   Composer
Marla Cannon-Goodman   Composer

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