How Eric Church’s Wife Made ‘Some of It’ a No.1 Hit

The track wasn't included on his album at first.

Written by Chris Parton
How Eric Church’s Wife Made ‘Some of It’ a No.1 Hit
Eric Church performs at Nissan Stadium on Friday, June 7 during the 2019 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville. Photo courtesy of CMA

Eric Church’s wisdom-filled single “Some of It” sits at the top of both country radio charts this week (Billboard’s Country Airplay and Mediabase’s Country Aircheck), but according to him, it almost never came out.

Speaking last year just after the release of his sixth album, Desperate Man, Church explained that the cool-handed tribute to lessons learned wasn’t on the track list at first. But some last minute advocating by his wife changed his mind.

“I was playing the album for a dear friend of ours and my wife was with me,” Church said. “This person loved the album, but my wife said, ‘But let me play you what did not make it,’ and the first thing she played was ‘Some Of It.’ It was always a favorite song of mine, and I listened to it that night and it is just… I am going to regret if I do not record this song. I called my manager that night and said, ‘Hey, we have got to talk.’ The recording was done, the record was essentially done, but I said, ‘I have got to do this, I have to add this song.’”

It’s a good thing he did, because now the track has become one of his all-time favorites … and his latest No.1 hit.

“Initially, all the stuff that I thought was going to be the pillars for this album just bombed,” Church admitted. “But I think it’s really interesting that the album took on an identity that allowed ‘Some of It’ to make it from where it started to where it is now, and it just fit in the dialogue. To me, it made the album. I loved the album before it was on there — but it might be my favorite album now that it’s on there, so that’s the way I look at it.”

“Some of It” was co-written by Church with Jeff Hyde, Clint Daniels and Bobby Pinson, and was released in January as the second single off Desperate Man. Church is currently take a breather from his ambitious Double Down Tour, which finds him playing back-to-back nights with no opening act and a different set list for each show in many markets, but he’ll be back on the road this fall.

Eric Church’s Double Down Tour dates:

Sept. 13 & 14 — Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
Sept. 20 & 21 — Calgary, AL, Canada @ Scotiabank Saddledome
Sept. 28 — San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
Oct. 4 & 5 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Oct. 11 & 12 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 25 — Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
Oct. 26 — Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
Nov. 1 — Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena
Nov. 2 — Hartford, CT @ XL Center
Nov. 15 & 16 — Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
Nov. 22 & 23 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center