One aspect of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart that I have always liked is the fact that it includes country music singles too. There are many crossover country singers who have continuous success in the American charts. One country music star whose success in the Billboard charts is increasing with every song that he releases is Eric Church. Last year I complied a weekly list of my own favourite songs and two of the ones that I loved most at the time were by Eric Church. One was Smoke A Little Smoke from his 2009 Carolina album which got to number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the other song was Homeboy which got to number 53 in 2011. Homeboy is taken from Eric's newest album Chief which also features his number one Country music and Billboard Hot 100 number 40 chart hit Drink in my Hand.
The latest single from Eric's Chief album is called Springsteen which is currently at number 14 in the American Country music charts and is at number 26 this week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
I think that he is exactly the kind of country singer who could do really well in Ireland too so I hope he plays a concert here someday.
Here are all four of those songs. The first is Smoke a Little Smoke
the second is Homeboy
the third song is his performance of Drink in my Hand at the 2011 Country Music Awards
and the fourth song is an AOL Sessions live performance of his newest single Springsteen.
The brand new video for that song can be seen here