Eric Church’s Suffering Jukebox

The renegade country artist sublimates the pain of a tumultuous year into his most adventuresome album yet.

[caption id="attachment_216974" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Photos by John Peets[/caption] Patsy Cline’s plane never made it here to the Cornelia Fort Airpark, where Eric Church is currently standing in a pair of aviators and jeans, trying to figure out where on earth “Some Of It,” the last song added to his sixth studio album Desperate Man, could possibly be. No longer operational, the park, where Cline was headed in 1963 when her Piper Comanche tragically crashed, still boasts sweeping runways that cut through the verdant riverside foliage and some old industrial hangars, one of which is the setting for Church’s “Desperate Man" video, being filmed today. A few minutes ago, the track was blasting and cameras rolling while Church paced around, reluctantly singing along. He doesn’t really like all this pageantry, just like he doesn’t really enjoy following standard record label protocol: hence, the missing track. Barely anyone has heard it, and adding it to the LP was a game time decision at 2 a.m. one night. “It’s in my Jeep,” says Church, standing in a huddle with his manager, John Peets, as his wife Katherine Church shuffles back and forth amongst the crew, checking out the shots. Together with producer Jay…

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