Eric Church surprised fans in his native North Carolina on Thursday, October 15, 2015, where he was to be inducted into the state’s Music Hall of Fame. Church had other commitments that were to keep him from the ceremonies in Kannapolis.
Thanks to wrapping a private gig a little earlier than anticipated, Church was able to make it to the Gem Theater in Kannapolis where his mother, Rita, was due to make remarks on his behalf. While Rita was finishing her remarks, Church made a MacGuyver-like entrance onto the stage and even borrowed a guitar to perform for the crowd.
In the video below, you can watch the performance as Eric talks to the crowd before playing “Carolina”.
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