Eric Church brought his A-game at the 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, delivering a rousing performance of his song “Desperate Man” alongside a full band at the Nov. 14 ceremony.
Church had the crowd at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. on their feet as he sang and played guitar, injecting some much-needed energy into the ceremony’s third hour.
“Desperate Man” is currently No. 14 on the Hot Country Songs chart, dated Nov. 17.
Church was a last-minute addition to the CMA Awards lineup, with his performance being announced just one day ahead of the ceremony. Safe to say the organizers made a great choice; check out a clip of his time in the spotlight above.