Eric Church Delivers Hopeful Message With New Song, ‘Never Break Heart’

Current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Eric Church debuted a brand new song, “Never Break Heart,” on the star-studded…


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April 5, 2020


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Eric Church; Photo Courtesy of CBS/ACM Presents: Our Country

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.”

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.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.