Eric Church is all the buzz these days, with the Gibson Hummingbird-playing country star topping the list of nominees for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” with a sky-high five nominations.

Eric ChurchChurch recently chatted with me about his love for the Gibson Hummingbird and why his entire band opts to rock the legendary Gibson guitars.

“We all came from different areas, and those guys have been playing forever, and that’s what they’ve always played!” Church said.

“It’s funny, when we first started playing together, we looked around and thought it was funny that we all played Gibsons. It turned out being a good thing with Gibson, too, and I’m glad we all played Gibsons already. I would never want to play something I didn’t want to play. It had to do with the fact we liked to play this thing.”

Check back next week for’s full interview with Church.

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