"Springsteen" is a song recorded by American country music artist Eric Church. It was composed by Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell for Church's third studio album, Chief. The song was released as the album's third single on February 21, 2012. The song was inspired by a memory of a girl and another artist's song, but he chose to center it around an idol of his, Bruce Springsteen, and tells the story of a teenage romance.
"Springsteen" was received with critical acclaim for its melody and strong lyrics making it one of the top country songs of 2012. The single reached #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Church's first song to enter the Top 20. The song also topped the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs. Outside of the United States, the song peaked at #28 on the Canadian Hot 100. "Springsteen" was certified platinum twice by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards on December 12, 2012, but failed to win any of the awards at the ceremony in 2013.
The accompanying music video was directed by Peter Zavadil and premiered on April 13, 2012 on Maxim.com. The video features Eric Church playing instruments in a suburban neighborhood, while a couple is shown going through the ups and downs of a relationship.
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