Eric Church isn't quite sure what reaction he'll get when he plays his new single, "The Outsiders," Wednesday night during the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. This will be the first time that Eric has played the song in front of his peers."The Outsiders" pushes the mainstream country music edge quite a bit further than folks are used to. Really!? Eric already does that and we love it!

Here's what Eric said about the song to

"Could be crowd-surfing, could be mosh pits. They could be throwing cans at me."

The country song can be a little, or a lot, polarizing. Church's fourth album, "The Outsiders," is set for release on Feb. th. Of course Eric's latest album has a lot riding on it considering the huge success "Chief" was and still is.

Church's last album, "Chief," won the CMA and Academy of Country Music Album of the Year awards, sold 1.5 million copies and changed his career. The album's success moved him from promising songwriter to arena-filling star. Eric clued into a more "hard rock country sound. This year, Eric is nominated for two CMAs, in categories Musical Event of the Year with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan for "The Only Way I Know" and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Here are a couple of lines from "The Outsiders:"

“They’re the in crowd with the other ones/ It’s a different kind of cloth that we’re cut from/ We let our colors show where the numbers ain’t/ Where their paint where there ain’t supposed to be paint.”

Instead of touring extensively this summer, Church decided to focus on recording. He and producer Jay Joyce wrote 121 songs for the album and cut it down to 12. That must have been a chore, for sure.

Listen to the 47th Annual CMAs live this Wednesday (Nov. 6) from 7 to 10 p.m. on 101.5 KNUE.