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Eric Church's New Song Talladega Has 'Nothing to Do' with NASCAR

10/14/2014
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(Radio.com) It may not sound like it, but Eric Church's new single "Talladega" doesn't pay tribute to NASCAR or that famous superspeedway of the same name. But it's easy to see why fans would think differently.

Instead, the track plays homage to life itself. In an interview with Billboard, the country singer explains just this. "It has nothing to do with that," Church tells Billboard.biz of the song and its relation to auto racing.

"That is nothing more than the avenue through which the commentary took place. It's really about life. What you see on TV there has nothing to do really with racing. It's about that experience, whatever that is: the experience with the person next to you, and knowing that that's probably a finite time in your life. It's not gonna last forever."

Church wrote the song with Luke Laird, who shared his sentiments about the song and explained why some might confuse the meaning of the song before they hear it.

"You hear the title and you think it's gonna be this joke song or something like Talladega Nights," Laird said. "Then, I think, they realize that yes, that's the title, but it's so much bigger than that."

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