OFFSTAGE: Bruce Springsteen Hopes to Cross Paths With Eric Church

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Bruce Springsteen’s road manager went to an Eric Church concert a couple of weeks ago and took along a message from his boss — the Boss. It was the very long set list from a recent Springsteen show, but more importantly, it had a long note handwritten by Springsteen on the back. Church told Billboard that the road manager, Wayne LeBeaux, came onto his bus and told him how things had unfolded. “As they were leaving the Fenway show, [Springsteen] said, ’Wayne, what are you doing this weekend?’ ’I’m going to see Eric Church.’ “No kidding,’ and (Springsteen) took out a set list and wrote me a great note, filled up the whole back of the set list talking about how he was a fan of the song, how his family was a fan of the song,” Church said. “He signed it and said, ’I hope we cross paths somewhere’ and told (LeBeaux), ’Make sure you deliver this to Eric.’ Church added that this is the first time he’d officially heard from Springsteen about the song and that the response means the world to him.