On Oct 25, Simmons Bank Arena (formally known as Verizon Arena) hosted contemporary country music artist Eric Church on his Double Down Tour. Although he is most known for his hits “How About You,” “Guys Like Me” and “Drink in My Hand.” Church also brought out some less popular hits and put on an incredible performance for North little Rock.
Church came out onto the stage around 9:00 and the crowd was very enthusiastic. He opened up with “Drowning Man” and informed the crowd “Normally this show is done in two nights, but I’m only here for one night. Y’all get two shows in one night. We are going to see what Little Rock is made of tonight!”
Some songs that were preformed included: “Sinners Like Me,” “Talladega,” “Country Music Jesus,” “Drink In My Hand,” “Mr. Misunderstood,” and “Love Your Love the Most”. Joanna Cotton, Church’s back up vocalist, wowed the crowd with her amazing voice on many songs with her high pitched notes, and drawn out vocals.
Many memorable moments between the standing room audience and Church occurred throughout the night. High fives and hand shakes were some of many interactions. A highlight of the night included church taking the American flag from someone in the audience and wrapping it around his shoulders while he sang “Kill a Word.” In the middle of the performance of “Jack Daniels,” Church did a behind the scenes moment backstage as him and the band took shots of whiskey.