It's hard to believe that fresh-faced young lad in the first:50 of this video is country mega-star Eric Church. This is a far cry from the hard-driving, hard living style of the man a lot of folks around Nashville call Chief. By the way, you can see the rest of Eric's audition at the 2:05 mark in the video.

According to the video published by the other singer featured in the clip, Jeff Hartman, this is from 1994. That would make Eric about 17 or 18 years old when the video was made. It just goes to show you that the kids you come across in a local high school musical or a production from CYT in Lafayette could be your introduction to the world's next big singing sensation.

I hope this is an inspiration to any young singers out there wanting to take a shot at stardom. You can't shine until you're brave enough to step into the spotlight and be exposed for all that you can be.