Eric Church releases ‘Doing Life With Me’

Song is latest from three album project

Eric Church has released his new single, “Doing Life With Me,” to country radio, going for adds on June 13th. The song, which Church co-wrote with Casey Beathard and Jeffrey Steele, is from his fan album, & — the second of the three releases — Heart & Soul — which was available as a vinyl exclusive to members of Church’s official fan group, the Church Choir. & will make its CD and digital and streaming debut on August 19th.

“One of the songs I’m playing ‘Life With Me’ on the acoustic part of this, Jeffrey Steele I still remember,” Church says. “We had a little writer’s cabin that I would go to. That’s where the writers stayed and I would pop in and out because I couldn’t stand to be with them all the time because I would lose my mind, but I would pop in and out. And one day he had this little – that little riff on ‘Life With Me’ just up and down my neck. And he goes ‘I don’t know what this is.’ And then Casey Beathard walks in and he goes ‘Man, I had this lady I was just talking to and talking about her husband and she goes I guess that’s what he gets for doing life with me.’ And I thought that’s interesting. And all the sudden (sings) it just turned into a thing, but it was over Jeffrey’s thing. So, that night in the studio as opposed to having a session guy, Jeffrey Steele played that part and Jeffrey Steele sang harmony on that part and so did Casey.”

For the three albums, he wrote and recorded the majority of the songs for the project during a 28-day trip to the mountains of North Carolina where he and the songwriters would write a song that morning and they’d go into the studio with Church’s band that afternoon/evening and record the song.

This summer also sees the release of two limited edition Heart & Soul vinyl box sets. The standard box ships on June 10th and includes one of three posters designed exclusively for the set. The standard set comes in a sleeve box that has a unique and bold design of the Eric Church Eagles representing the three albums. The deluxe box ships August 5th and is made for “only the biggest of Eric Church fans” containing a handcrafted special box that unfolds to reveal a myriad of limited edition items only available in the set.

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