WATCH: Morgan Wallen and Eric Church Share the Stage for Epic Surprise Performance in Downtown Nashville
Morgan Wallen and Eric Church were among a star-studded list of special guests and performers at The Twelve Thirty Club….
Morgan Wallen, Eric Church
Morgan Wallen and Eric Church were among a star-studded list of special guests and performers at The Twelve Thirty Club.
The country hitmakers performed several songs at the Nashville, Tennessee hot spot as part of the Supper Club’s soft opening on Wednesday (Sept. 22).
Joined by Church, Wallen performed two songs, including “Silverado For Sale” and “Sand In My Boots.” Both tracks appear on the East Tennessee native’s record-breaking project, Dangerous: The Double Album. Church even lent his vocals to “Sand In My Boots” alongside Wallen.
Watch their performance below.
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Prior to joining Wallen, Church took to the Twelve Thirty Club stage with an acoustic guitar to sing a few songs, including “Drink In My Hand” and a cover of Bob Seger’s “Night Moves.”
In addition to Wallen and Church, the soft opening of the new Twelve Thirty Club also featured surprise performances by Zac Brown Band frontman Zac Brown, Jessie James Decker, and more. Kid Rock, Chase Rice and others were also in attendance.
Co-owned by Sam Fox and Justin Timberlake, The Twelve Thirty Club is located at Fifth + Broadway in Downtown Nashville. The 400-seat Supper Club will officially open on Sept. 28 as the final part of the three-story bar and restaurant.
Wallen and Church seemingly formed a tight-knit friendship over the course of the last year. The pair spent time together fishing in late April and even shared a jam session together in late June, singing “Sand In My Boots” during a low-key hang alongside HARDY and Darius Rucker.
Church previously sang Wallen’s praises, telling Billboard, “He’s real damn good, and he’s authentic, That’s the key. Morgan is not trying to be somebody else. He’s just doing him. It’s refreshing to see and hear.”
Church also co-wrote a track on his chart-topping double album, Dangerous, called “Quittin’ Time.” Wallen previously told Country Now that recording a song written by Church is “truly one of my favorite accomplishments so far,” as he admires his style, attitude and just the overall way he handles himself.
“Quittin’ Time” is the song that got Wallen his “initial contact” with Church.
“Since then I’ve been able to spend some time with him and get to know him a little bit better,” Wallen previously shared. “Which is cool for me, just because of how much he means to me musically.”
The performance comes just days after Church launched his massive, 55-date The Gather Again Tour, which boasts of a 3-hour, 36-song performance in-the-round.
Meanwhile, Wallen is gearing up to return to the stage for a 4-show trek this fall, including two shows in Alabama, one in Tennessee and one in Georgia.
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