Current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Eric Church debuted a brand new song, “Never Break Heart,” on the star-studded special, ACM Presents: Our Country on Sunday (April 5).
Prior to his performance, he delivered an inspiring message for fans, assuring them that these times of hardship will soon pass.
“I believe we fear the unknown. After some thought and a lot of prayer, here’s what I know,” he began. “I have hope and you should have hope. Because since the beginning of time, people have gathered. They have gathered for fellowship, they have gathered for worship, they have gathered for prayer, they have gathered for song, they have gathered for communion, they have gathered for grief, but they gathered and we will gather again. The important thing to remember is to not fear, to be brave and to endure. That’s what this song’s about.”
Eric performed a new song called "Never Break Heart" last night for the @ACMAwards Presents: Our Country special. Watch it now! pic.twitter.com/C610AD9EPv
— Eric Church (@ericchurch) April 6, 2020
While it’s unclear if “Never Break Heart” will be included on his highly anticipated new album, the superstar recently opened up about his new music, revealing that he wrote and recorded 28 songs in 28 days for his next project.
“I’d write a song in the morning, we’d cut it that night,” he explained. “We removed all the barriers. Chase that as hard as you can [and] move on. For me, it’s as far out there as I have gotten.”
Though he admits it was “kind of like The Shining,” he believes the end result was worth it.
“Looking back at what came out of it, everyone needed to be uncomfortable,” he acknowledged. “The writers had no clue what they were in for. All that is what made it great.”
ACM Presents: Our Country aired on Sunday (April 5) at 8:00 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access. The two-hour special also included performances from Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown with John Legend and many more. The show also showcased clips of artists’ favorite moments the ACM Awards’ 55-year history.