In the category of before they were stars... check out a clean cut ERIC CHURCH auditioning for a high school musical back in the day.
The video is courtesy of Eric's friend, Jeff Hartman. The two met and performed together in 1994 when they attended ASU and pursued music careers as recording and touring artists. Their paths almost collided again in 2006 at the same place they first met and worked together. Both appeared at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center with their bands that year, promoting their latest albums. Jeff's career has been very fruitful—dozens of albums accompanied by several outstanding opportunities. Eric got his "big break" earlier in the decade.
Courtesy: Original Footage by Jeff Hartman | Plastic Moon © 1994-2013. All rights reserved. www.jshartman.com
(Eric's audition cuts off at 0:54 in the video . . . but it comes back at 2:05 . . . and then ends for good at 2:29 when he walks to the side of the stage and turns off his music. Priceless.)