Springsteen Writes Eric Church a Note About “Springsteen”
“I hope we cross paths somewhere,” the Boss writes Eric on the back of a set list.
Eric Church had heard through channels that Bruce Springsteen liked the song "Springsteen."
But now, Eric's got one better—a handwritten note from the Boss, delivered by Bruce's road manager, Wayne LeBeaux.
This is the story that Wayne told Eric, according to what Eric told billboard.com.
"As they were leaving the Fenway show, [Springsteen] said, 'Wayne, what are you doing this weekend?' 'I'm going to see Eric Church.' 'No kidding,' and [Springsteen] took out a set list and wrote me a great note, filled up the whole back of the set list talking about how he was a fan of the song, how his family was a fan of the song," Eric said.
"He signed it and said, 'I hope we cross paths somewhere,' and told [LeBeaux], 'Make sure you deliver this to Eric.'"
Eric was blown away.
"It's a pretty incredible note," Eric continued. "It's the first time I've officially heard from him. I had heard he was a fan of the song, but it's the first time I officially heard. It means the world to me—and the set list is three hours and 37 minutes. That impressed me, too."
It's not the first time Bruce has written out a note to a country star. Back in 2002, Kenny Chesney covered Springsteen's "One Step Up" for an album, and Bruce sent a note saying he enjoyed Kenny's version.