Eric Church’s new video, “Round Here Buzz,” tells the story of a man and woman who have lost touch after ending their high school romance. The story is told through scenes recounting that young love, cut in with scenes from their modern lives. Music plays a central role in the entire story.

The guy recorded a song for his girlfriend, and gave it to her on a burnt CD back when they were dating at their hometown high school. He was a member of the marching band, and she was a gorgeous cheerleader. That love of music bound them together.

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After school was done, she went off to Los Angeles to pursue her career. He stayed behind in their hometown playing music at a local bar and fixing cars.They’re both lonely as adults remembering that high school love. She finally gives him a call after listening to that CD again, but the video stops before we find out if he answers her call or lets it roll to voice mail.

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Eric, you’re killing us here! We’ve got our fingers crossed that there’s a sequel on the way.

The male teenage lead in the video, Mickey Smay, is no stranger to Church fans. He’s appeared in the videos for “Mr. Misunderstood and “Record Year” in addition to appearing on the cover of Eric’s album, also titled “Mr. Misunderstood.”

In other Eric news, he’s commemorating his 2017 “Holdin’ My Own Tour” with the release of a massive 15-LP box set, “61 Days in Church.” The first three pieces of vinyl featuring performances from the tour will be shipped out to fans who purchase it on Dec. 15, along with a road case also containing a tour book and poster. Starting in January 2018, fans will get one LP a month for the next 12 months to round out the box set. You can only purchase this package at

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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