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Fans on social media were clamoring over Eric Church’s performance at the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards, with many agreeing the display was one of the best of the evening.

The singer-songwriter sang his new single, “Stick That in Your Country Song,” which urges other artists in the business to speak out on issues such as racial injustice in cities like Baltimore, Detroit and Chicago and also sheds a light on the grave difficulties many veterans endure after coming back from war.

Church’s song, which was written by Jeffrey Steele and Davis Naish, also touches on the nation's fractured education system in which many teachers are underpaid for their efforts.


“Stick That in Your Country Song" is the first official song from Church’s upcoming untitled album, which is a follow-up to the 2018 album "Desperate Man."


He sang the blistering melody as an image of the late Johnny Cash appeared behind him.

Eric Church attends the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on Sept. 14, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The ACM Awards airs on Sept. 16, 2020, with some live and some prerecorded segments. (Getty Images)

“@ericchurch brought the thunder tonight. Give him the Entertainer of the Year. Nobody better,” one fan wrote, while another added, “Outstanding! Best performance of the night. Veteran proud!”


"Eric Church singing about America’s poverty crisis, institutionalization, PTSD, and underpaid and overworked teachers in scary school halls and telling country music to “stick that in your country song” was everything," another viewer added.

However, Church's showing didn't exactly strike a chord with everyone on social media.

Eric Church performs on stage during day 2 for the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 7, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. (Getty Images)

"Unpopular Opinion: Eric Church's "Stick That In Your Country Song" is actually trash. There. I said it," one unhappy viewer tweeted. "I love LOVE LOVE Eric Church but that song is absolute trash."


In April, Church told The Associated Press that just before the coronavirus pandemic, he, his band, and some writers went into the North Carolina mountains and wrote new music every day.

"I don’t know if this is an album, if it’s two albums, if it’s three," the 43-year-old revealed. "I feel confident enough with the material that people will get to hear all of these songs at some point."


Church also appeared ready to make a statement Monday when he arrived at the award show, which aired Wednesday evening, donning a face mask on the red carpet while many others opted to remove their coverings for photo ops.

Fox News' Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.

Julius is an LA Entertainment Reporter for Fox News.

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The Kansas City Chiefs had it clicking on all cylinders during their “Monday Night Football” matchup with the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3.

© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Eric Fisher is the first No. 1 overall pick to catch a touchdown pass since Keyshawn Johnson all the way back in 1996.

That included Patrick Mahomes going off for four touchdowns in the first half alone en route to Kansas City opening up a 27-10 lead. While Baltimore would storm back to score 10 consecutive points, Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher put the kibosh on any comeback attempt.

© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Eric Fisher is the first No. 1 overall pick to catch a touchdown pass since Keyshawn Johnson all the way back in 1996.

Fisher caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes about midway through the fourth quarter to give Kansas City a 34-20 lead. It was something else.

Fat man touchdown. How beautiful it is. #Chiefs

— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) September 29, 2020

Offensive linemen reporting eligible in goal-to-go situations is not rare. But offensive linemen seeing a pass thrown in their direction certainly is rare. You could see how surprised Fisher was to actually have the ball thrown his way.

Fisher is the first No. 1 overall pick to catch a touchdown pass since Keyshawn Johnson all the way back in 1996. That’s a pretty fun stat right there. Speaking of fun, those watching the game had a blast with this.

Fantasy points tonight:

Eric Fisher: 7.2

J.K. Dobbins: 3.9

Mark Andrews: 3.8

Mark Ingram: 3.0

Hollywood Brown: 1.7

— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 29, 2020

DUDE! I needed 6 points from Eric Fisher to win this week.

— Scott Hanson (@ScottHanson) September 29, 2020

Projected Eric Fisher for 0 catches tonight. I have failed you all.

— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) September 29, 2020

Eric Fisher has more receiving TDs than Julio Jones and Michael Thomas.

Can 2020 get any weirder?

— ⁴⁰² (@MahomesToKelce) September 29, 2020

the Chiefs used a No. 1 pick on Eric Fisher and it took him eight years to score a TD? bust

— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) September 29, 2020

Eric Fisher touchdown..WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.

— Dante' Jones (@Dantej21) September 29, 2020


— Phillip V. McGruder (@McGruderPmac) September 29, 2020

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