Five years ago, the working-people's anthem reigned.
On Jan. 28, 2012, Eric Church led Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for the first time – in his 10th visit, dating to his 2006 debut – with "Drink in My Hand." "I got a 40-hour week worth of trouble to drown," reasons Church in the song.
Written by Church, Michael P. Heeney and Luke Laird, "Drink" was the second single from Church's LP Chief, which became his first No. 1 on Top Country Albums. Says Church, "I remember the feeling very well. I was tremendously proud of actually getting one to the top – not so much for me, but for the team and fans that had worked so hard. It was pretty special to see that happen for us."