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Eric Church, outside-the-lines country veteran, paid tribute his late musical heroes David Bowie, Scott Weiland, Motorhead’s Lemmy, and The Eagles’ Glenn Frey during Sunday’s ACM Awards (April 3) with his performance of Mr. Misunderstood single “Record Year.”

In the middle of the song, Church turned the spotlight over to a DJ who played snippets (with the assistance of his band) of songs like “Ace Of Spades,” “Changes,” and “Fame” while images of the departed legends flashed on the screen behind him. Church stood by behind his own set of turntables, all the more fitting given the song’s title.