Country superstar Eric Church shared an uplifting message his fans on Saturday (April 18) in a video posted to his social media channels. In the goosebump-inducing clip, Church delivers words of hope and encouragement in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As shots of empty subways, streets and arenas flash across the screen, the current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee voices over a chilling message of hope, assuring fans: “our best is yet to come.”
The clip closes with a teaser of a new song called “Through My Ray Bans,” a nod to his loyal fans.
Below is Church’s inspiring message. Click above to listen.
Where there once were roars,
Now there are just echos.
The handshakes and the hugs of yore
Are now too dangerous.
But I don’t believe in fear.
I don’t believe in panic.
I don’t believe in all this complexity
This damn virus has any idea what it’s up against:
The American resolve.
Steeled by the world
Steadied by faith
Calmed by song
Healed by prayer.
Oh, I believe.
Damn right, I believe.
I believe these halls will roar again.
These stadiums will be deafening and the answer to this enemy.
The silence of now will cower at the noise of soon.
When the answer of who will answer this call is asked
Thousands will raise their fists and say I will.
And we damn sure will.
Where fear preys, we will feed.
Where pestilence stalks, we will hunt.
I feel for our enemy
For it has no chance.
It has no prayer.
And I believe.
I believe our best is yet to come.
We shall rage.
We shall roar.
I cannot wait to see you again
Through my ray bans.