Eric Church, CMT Will Debut Short Film

Mixtape Reveals the Backstory to "Springsteen"

Eric Church will reveal the emotional backstory to his hit song and video “Springsteen” with the premiere of Mixtape on CMT on Saturday (July 7) at 10:15 a.m. ET/PT. The special will repeat Sunday at 8:15 a.m. ET/PT. The 30-minute short film will air commercial-free. Fans can watch Mixtape on demand at following the network premiere.

Mixtape was written by Peter Zavadil and Roger Vaughn and produced by Taillight TV. Zavadil has worked with Church on the videos for “Springsteen,” “Drink in My Hand,” “Homeboy,” “Smoke a Little Smoke” and “Two Pink Lines.” Church co-wrote “Springsteen,” which is the third single and second No. 1 from his platinum-certified album Chief.

“I am very excited to share Mixtape with everyone. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the music video, asking about the actors, where did the scenes come from, what did they pertain to? Well, this movie will clear everything up,” said Church. “Peter Zavadil crafted an art representation that adds a whole new emotional element to the song and video. In fact, it essentially inspired the video. I’m honored to show it on CMT.”

In conjunction with the premiere, Church will host an online contest to win two tickets to see and meet him live on his Blood, Sweat & Beers tour. For rules and details on how to enter, visit Church’s website or his Facebook page.