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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 07: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Eric Church performs on stage during day 2 for the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 07, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee; NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: 2017 Inductee Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City.

Country singer Eric Church performed in Washington recently and decided to honor Pearl Jam with a cover of “Better Man.”

Church’s show took place on June 28, but the video below has just surfaced on YouTube.

Before the Pearl Jam cover, Church says to the crowd, “Every stop on the ‘Double Down’ tour, there’s a part of the show, about a couple of songs, where we pay homage to where we are and artists that are from here. Full disclosure: We don’t rehearse these things. I’ve said many times my favorite type of music, even though it’s dangerous, is playing music here [points to heart] and not here [points to head.]”

Church then plays the opening notes to “Better Man,” and the crowd goes nuts, to which Church responds with, “That’s too much pressure! C’mon!” Considering there was no rehearsal involved, the cover isn’t half bad.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.