Eric Church Celebrates With a Father Who Just Beat Cancer
On Oct. 15, the Gather Again Tour pulled into Ball Arena in Denver, and mid-show, a father who’d just beaten cancer came forward with a sign and a couple of mini bottles of what look like whiskey.
“Just beat cancer. Do a shot with me?” the sign reads (watch below).
After Church shows the sign to his fans, the arena erupts in applause and screams. Sebastian Dobyns captured the moment on TikTok. It was his dad, so one can safely assume those are his sobs behind the camera as the energy rises and Church bends down to grab his bottle.
Watch for yourself:
More details are found in Dobyns’ caption.
“My Dad took a shot with Eric Church last night,” he writes. “He just beat stage 3 colon cancer.” Taste of Country Station New Country 99.1 in Colorado Springs, Colo., confirmed that the event took place in Denver last month.
Church’s 2021 Gather Again Tour is the most ambitious country music tour on the road right now, with dates through December before a short break and dates booked through late May 2022. There are no opening acts.
Next Wednesday (Nov. 10), Church is one of five nominees in the Entertainer of the Year category at the 2021 CMA Awards.
Top 50 Eric Church Songs: His Greatest Hits and Best Deep Cuts
He’s been known to sample R-Rated burners and sage truth-tellers — and then there are two songs about murder. So, Eric Church’s songs fall into rows, but there are a lot of rows in his 15-year catalog.
His best song? Taste of Country asked fans, staff and the industry to weigh in and then looked at chart success, sales data pop culture importance to choose No. 1 from No. 50. Songs with strong lyrical content rank high. Songs with creative production rank high. Songs with both ended up in the Top 5.