Guys Like Me

Album: Sinners Like Me (2006)
Charted: 99

Songfacts®:

  • Speaking with Rolling Stone Country in 2014, Church said he is dissatisfied with a lot of what is played on radio. "It's very feel-good," he shared. "It's a little bit shallower than it was a few years ago - it's 'Let's drink, forget our worries, beach, bonfire, lake.' When something's working, everybody falls into a pattern. One thing I miss is turning on the radio and just having a song punch me in the gut, and, as a songwriter, knock me on my ass. And I think we could use more of that."

    Ironically, it was an Eric Church song that introduced the trend to radio. "'Guys Like Me' has a guy that drinks too many beers," Church explained. "That was before anybody had ever put beer and trucks related in songs. Now, it's in every song."
  • Church claimed the tune was ahead of its time, which was why it only reached #17 on Country songs. "That song never went Top 10. Barely went Top 20. That's because it was too guy-driven - that kind of came out during [the] 'soccer mom' Country period," he said. "There were no males in Country music at the time in the radio world, and it suffered. And it's funny now to look at that song, which every song is a lot similar to now."

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