North Carolina native Eric Church will be heading back home to headline the first-ever American Roots Festival in Raleigh this fall. The two-day event will take place Oct. 17-18, and in an atypical move for most festivals, Church will perform both days.

Co-headliners include the legendary Willie Nelson and pop-country rocker Sheryl Crow, and country newcomer Chris Stapleton will also take the stage during the star-studded event at Walnut Creek Amphitheater. The festival will host a wide range of artists to round out the lineup, including the Roots, Modest Mouse, Grace Potter and several others.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Monday, Aug. 10. More information is available on the event’s website.

Church was the inaugural performer at Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater July 30, where he debuted a new heartfelt tune called “Three Year Olds.” The song is a tribute to his son, Boone, and the life lessons he’s learned from the boy, some amusing, but most of them sincere. The artist will soon have his own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville called Eric Church: Inside the Outsider, which will explore his journey to stardom. The display opens Sept. 18 and will run for five months.

Stapleton has been celebrating the success of his debut solo record, Traveller, which he said pleasantly surprised him. The album has reached No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and is gaining the artist recognition outside of being an accomplished behind-the-scenes songwriter. Fans can catch him on the road around the country this summer.

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