When Eric Church looks back on 2009, he'll be able to celebrate the top-10 success of his single "Love Your Love the Most." He'll also remember playing shows on crutches with his foot in a cast. Eric actually broke a bone in his foot a few months ago stomping around the stage during a show in New York State. Even though he wore a medical boot, Eric never stopped stomping and marching around when his crowds got going, which led him to re-injure the foot. Now, Eric is taking steps to actually allow the foot to heal and has been performing his shows with a stool onstage.
Eric says, quote, "I've been impressed with the crowd. I feel like they've given me more knowing I need it...It's been some of the best shows we've ever had." In fact, sometimes the audience gets so wrapped up in the show's energy, Eric thinks there might be some injuries out in the crowd, too. He says with a laugh, "It's like wrestling...We keep ambulances out front of the venue just 'cause you don't know. It's either gonna be me or them."