Taylor Swift owes her first big tour to Eric Church. Church got fired from his opening performance of the 2006 Rascal Flatts tour. Church recounted the memory during a Q&A session at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.
“She wanted to make sure there was no bad blood. She had just had the ‘Tim McGraw’ song. I joked with her and said ‘You owe me your first gold album.’ Four days later … sure enough, she came to a show of mine and she had (a gold album). I still have it. It’s in the Hall of Fame, I think. It said, ‘Eric, thanks for playing too long and too loud on the Rascal Flatts tour. I sincerely appreciate it,” said Church.
The other opener for the tour was Jason Aldean.
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