With the 2020 Stagecoach Music Festival postponed until October, the fest’s organizers and Sirius XM teamed up this past weekend — Stagecoach’s original date — to present a series of livestreamed at-home performances. Chief among them was Eric Church, who delivered a moving rendition of his song “Holdin’ My Own,” off 2015’s Mr. Misunderstood, along with that album’s title track, the new song “Jenny,” “Smoke a Little Smoke,” and “Some of It.”
Church has been a steady presence during the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine. He debuted the resilient new song “Never Break Heart” during the ACM’s Our Country special and posted a powerful spoken-word message last week that also served to preview another new track, “Through My Ray Bans.”
In an interview with the AP last week, he predicted that his own tours won’t resume until 2021 or when a possible vaccine for COVID-19 arrives. “For me, I think it’s summer or fall of ’21. I am going on the promise of a vaccine. I’m going on the possibility of a therapeutic that could change the game,” he said.
Church is one of the headliners of the rescheduled 2020 Stagecoach Festival, set for October 24th through 25th in Indio, California. He’s currently slated to perform on the final night.
“Thank you, Stagecoach, I will see you soon,” he said at the end of his “Holdin’ My Own” performance.