Eric Church has never had a problem remembering the lyrics to his songs, especially since he writes all his music, so you can imagine his shock when he went blank during a recent televised appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. What is even worse is that it was the lyrics to his biggest hits "Drink In My Hand" and "Springsteen."
Eric tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "You get on the frigging Opry on television and you forget the only two number ones that you have."
Lucky for Eric, the Opry wasn't broadcasting live that night, so he had a second shot to get the lyrics right on the later show. The Opry producers gave him a little help too.
"I didn't even know the Grand Ole Opry had a teleprompter," Eric says. "I just started 'Drink in My Hand' and all of a sudden the words to the song appear in the back of the theater. I about lost it again because it was so funny."
I would think that would be one of the worst fears of an artist, forgetting the lyrics is bad but to do it at the Opry...oh the horror. Good thing Eric could laugh it off, we all ARE only human aren't we.