Eric Church Credits Father for Making Him Who He Is

Like Father, Like Son

They say the apple doesn’t fall from the tree, and that seems to be the case with Eric Church, who credits his dad for bestowing him with some of his finer and most notable qualities.

“My dad is … I’m trying to find the right words to describe him,” Church says. “My dad is a great guy, honest guy, very call-it-like-he-sees-it, which is where I get a lot of that. No BS.”

That sort of attitude is one of the things fans love the most about Church.

“I’m gonna tell you how I feel — whether you like it or not,” he admits. “I’m that guy, I’m me.

“My dad’s that way, so I get a lot of that from him. There’s also an honesty and an integrity that my dad carries himself with that I’ve always admired.”

And now, Church has the opportunity to take those very lessons from his father and pass them along to his beloved boys, Boone McCoy and Tennessee Hawkins — aka “Hawk.”

Happy Father’s Day to Church and all the country dads out there.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.