Watch Eric Church and Ryan Bingham Take On ‘The Weight’

Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham and vocalist Joanna Cotten joined Eric Church for a memorable cover of the Band’s classic song, “The Weight,” during his tour stop in the Music City over the weekend.

Church headlined two sold-out shows at Nashville’s brand new Ascend Amphitheater on July 30 and 31. The scenic new venue, which sits along the scenic Cumberland River near the city’s downtown district, held 7,000 fans who were prepared for a rare acoustic performance from the talented North Carolina-native.

During his second night in Nashville, Church brought Bingham and Cotten on stage for the unexpected acoustic cover. After Church began the 1968 hit, the trio traded off verses which shined a spotlight on each artist’s incredible vocal talents. Bingham’s raspy vocals drew screams from the crowd, while Cotten’s incredible range surprised even Church, who’s seen shaking his head in disbelief as he watched from the stage. The stylistically simple yet incredible performance acts as a great example as to why Church has become one of the most popular live performers in country music.

Church is set to join Kenny Chesney for his Big Revival Tour‘s stop in Detroit on August 22 before playing a set of music festivals through September. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit the artist’s official website.

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Watch Eric Church and Ryan Bingham Take On ‘The Weight’