Eric Church & Joanna Cotten Sing the Bejesus Out of ‘Like Jesus Does’ at ‘Gather Again’ Tour Opener: VIDEO

by Thad Mitchell
(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Rock the South Festival)

Country music superstar Eric Church is back out on the road and proud of it as he hits the touring path for the first time since 2019.

As it did for most everything in the world, the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the live music scene. Pandemic guidelines and social distancing guidelines meant venues could open for live concerts. It was a miserable time for lovers of live music — but we made it through the hardest part and we’re now on the other end. While COVID-19 is still very much a part of our everyday lives, social distancing guidelines have slowly begun to ease. For now, live music and packed concerts are back and we couldn’t be happier.

Eric Church also couldn’t be happier that he is out and about and seeing his fans again. He kicked off the “Gather Again” tour in style last night (Friday) in style with a performance at Kentucky’s Rupp Arena.

Full of excitement, Eric Church and his enormous fan base were reunited once more and the country star did not disappoint. One of the highlights of the evening is when he called upon singer, Joanna Cotten, to come to center stage with him. The tandem then sang Church’s hit song “Like Jesus Does” to the delight of the large crowd. Take a look for yourself.

It was music to the ears of country music fans — both literally and figuratively.

Eric Church Launches First Tour in More Than a Year

As happy as Eric Church fans are happy to see him on stage again — he may be even happier to see them. Fans in the audience at the concert described the atmosphere as “electric” and “engaging” among other adjectives. Earlier this week, Church announced the “Gather Again” tour playlist to the delight of his fans.

“We’re excited to launch the official ‘Gather Again Tour’ playlist exclusively on Apple Music!” Eric Church says in the social media post. Get ready for the show in your city and watch for updates from setlists and photos from the road. Check it out now at the link in bio and listen throughout the tour!”

Eric Church had a rather lengthy setlist for the set performance and the concert reportedly went on past midnight. Church is one of many country music stars that plans on making for lost time by playing a plethora of live shows on his latest tour.

He’s certainly glad to see his large number of fans again and they are equally happy to see him. If the “Gather Again” tour passes through your town in the near future, we highly recommend you give it a go.