Hey Eric Church fans - tip for ya ... don't put The Outsiders on and hit shuffle; listen to them in the sequence they are, for your own safety!
"Anybody puts it on shuffle, I”ll come kill them myself," Church jokes when asked about the importance of the order of songs on the project from Radio.com. "It’s made to be listened to start to finish. You start with 'he Outsiders,' you end with 'The Joint.' There’s two songs on the album, 'That’s Damn Rock & Roll' and 'Talladega.' I love ‘em both, but I don’t love ‘em near as much by themselves as I do in the sequence. The space they get from the songs around them, and the space they give the songs around them, makes me love those songs more. If you take them out, mix them all up — totally different album, it’s a totally different journey. It’s one of the only albums I can think of that I really believe that, if you put it on shuffle, you’re going to have an entirely different experience than if you listen to it the way it’s presented. I don’t know that people do that any more, but it’s meant to be listened to that way."
And country music has certainly agreed. The Outsiders racked up over 288,000 albums sold in its first week, and has already spawned two hit singles. Church's latest single from the album, "Give Me Back My Hometown," is at radio now.