The year is 1994. The singer is Eric Church. The song is Garth Brooks‘ “We Shall Be Free.” And the whole thing is everything.
A Young Eric Church
It’s sometimes difficult to remember what stars were like before they were stars. It’s almost like trying to think about your parents before you existed. It’s just an abstract concept that you know is true, but you don’t really have any reference for. But in this case, we have the video proof.
In all honesty, we have no idea what Eric Church was auditioning for. Or even why he was performing this song. All we know is that he did. And there are just so many reasons we are glad he did.