Eric Church is preparing to release his first live album, Caught in the Act, on April 9. The project contains songs from each of his albums, including “Before She Does,” “How ‘Bout You,” “These Boots,” “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag” and “Springsteen,” among others. Recorded at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre in October, the live taping took Eric and his band back to the days when they were playing the club circuit.
“I just enjoyed seeing the people,” Eric said. “We kinda left the lights up, so you could kinda look around and see everybody. You could see the emotion, you could see the faces, you could hear ‘em. I felt at home. I felt like I was back in those bars and clubs that I love so much, and theaters, [where] I’ve had that interaction, that connection with individual people. It wasn’t just groups of ‘em, it was individual people.”
Caught In The Act will be available for pre-sale on March 13. A double vinyl version of the record will also be made available on National Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20. The package will include four additional tracks and a special whiskey-infused seven-inch.