I’ve heard the story about how Eric Church and his classic aviator sunglasses became one of country music’s most iconic duos, but I’ve never confirmed it professionally. And that’s because it’s not that great of a story. What is a great story is the fact that these days– no matter the state or season, it’s a rarity to see the Outsider without his shades. Once, Church was on ESPN’s “College Gameday” in a pair of wayfarers and not aviators and I had a panic attack. About the time Chief became a massive hit in 2011, Church became inseparable with those shades. Which is why is so fun to find photos of the legend not wearing them.