OFFSTAGE: Eric Church’s Son Swaddled in Guitar Case

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I talked to Eric Church right after his baby boy was born in early October. And we talked about a lot of things: the sleepless nights, his son’s cool name and how much his life has changed since they brought Boone McCoy home. But he never once mentioned how thoroughly adorable this new baby was. Boone is now 2 and a-half months, and Church just released this picture of him in cozy-but-manly red sweateralls and little tan booties and a smile that goes from ear to ear. If I remember correctly, this is one of the cutest ages because the baby can smile and laugh but can’t crawl and climb and get into trouble yet. And, luckily, Church gets to stay home and enjoy all of Boone’s baby charm because he is hanging in Nashville for the holidays before he kicks off his tour in January.