Eric Church believes that Memorial Day should be a time for every American to celebrate and be grateful for their freedom.
“It’s about, especially the soldiers I come in contact with on the road. And not only that, to be able to make the music that I’m able to make, to say what I want to say, and that freedom to be able to do those things and to be in a country where we’re able to do that, and to be in a country where we’re able to play that stuff on the radio,” he says in audio provided by the Universal Music Group Nashville.
“I don’t think you’re going to have any American argue that America isn’t the best place to live, and I’m certainly one of them,” he continues. “I’m very proud to be from here, and very proud that we have these soldiers. I know there are a lot of other countries out there in the world that don’t want to live the way we do, and that’s fine, they can keep living the way they are, but I’m very proud of it. I think that’s a time to celebrate being proud to be an American and celebrate those freedoms…and celebrate the people that are over fighting for those freedoms.”