Eric Church looks back to "the year before the real world started" in his brand new music video "Talladega," officially released on Friday (Dec. 5). Lifted from his critically-heralded The Outsiders project, the nostalgic track speaks to good times, high-life and high-octane living. As the award-winning singer strums his guitar and takes contemplative poses, vintage footage splashes across behind him, as if a home movie is playing in his mind. "Like a stone, time rolls on," Church sings on the second verse, as images for a race track are now featured. "You can't press pause." The Talladega race track is an obvious metaphor for life: you can't slow down. Every day is as typically unmemorable as the last, but the days we live are the things we never forget.
"Talladega" is the fourth official single from The Outsiders, following the title track, the No. 1 hit "Give Me Back My Home Town" and the Top 20 entry "Cold One." Church is next expected to perform at the upcoming inaugural American Country Countdown Awards, the new incarnation of the previous American Country Awards franchise. The Dec. 15 show will be hosted by "Cruise" hit-makers Florida Georgia Line and also feature performance by Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert, among others. As AXS reported on Thurs. (Dec. 4), Scotty McCreery, Hunter Hayes, Kip Moore, Chris Young and Maddie & Tae (among several others) are on tap to present throughout the night.
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The 2014 American Country Countdown Awards go live from Nashville's Music City Center Monday (Dec. 15) on FOX at 8/7c.