There are a TON of blogs going around saying Eric Church threw shade at Garth Brooks over the weekend. Including this one.
Church was in D.C. this past weekend, and sang a cover Waylon Jenning's song, "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way."
Here are the lyrics to the song:
Lord it's the same old tune, fiddle and guitar
Where do we take it from here?
Rhinestone suits and new shiny cars
It's been the same way for years
We need a change
Somebody told me, when I came to Nashville
"Son, you finally got it made"
Old Hank made it here, and we're all sure that you will
But I don't think Hank done it this way, no
I don't think Hank done it this way
Ten years on the road, makin' one-night stands
Speedin' my young life away
Tell me one more time, just so's I'll understand
Are your sure Hank done it this way?
Did ol' Hank really do it this way?
Lord, I've seen the world, with a five-piece band
Looking at the back side of me
Singing my songs, and one of his now and then
But I don't think Hank done 'em this way, no
I don't think Hank done 'em this way
Take it home
If you watch the video below, you can see that Eric changed one of the lines in the song to "And I know Garth didn’t do it this way."
Country music bloggers across the country are saying that was Eric was throwing shade at Garth. We disagree. LIKE REALLY DISAGREE.
The original lyrics are an ode to Hank Williams. Basically saying that things weren't done back then, the way they are now.
So replacing Hank with Garth, IS A COMPLIMENT. Say it louder for those in the back. ERIC WAS COMPLIMENTING GARTH.
Everyone has their opinion. I guess Eric is the only one who truly knows!