“Stick That In Your Country Song” by Eric Church
“Stick That In Your Country Song” is a protest song that was released in a protest era, particularly in the United States. However, it has been noted that Eric Church and co. did not record it in relation to the George Floyd killing. Neither did they write it in reaction to the 2020 pandemic or anything of the sort. Rather it’s sort of general social commentary. A commentary which finds the singer touching on social issues that people from different walks of life have to deal with in America.
And we know that such musicians have a tendency to release songs about the plight of war veterans and the such. But not only does Church give a shoutout to severely-injured vets but also to teachers and honestly even people living in crime-ridden African-American communities. And ultimately, as insinuated in the track’s title, he has just one singular rationale for sympathizing with them in such a vociferous manner. And why? Because he feels his genre peers, who are more preoccupied with dropping hits, will not.
Summary: Church uses this song to highlight a number of social ills in the American society. And in the process, he criticizes his colleague musicians who disregard these issues in their music.
This song was released on June 25th, 2020 as a single.
Eric Church didn’t write this song. Its writers are Jeffrey Steele and Davis Naish. And its producer is Jay Joyce.