Eric Church Band’s Charity Golf Tournament Breaks Fundraising Record
Eric Church is not just a country star with brooding good looks and enamoring tunes, he has a philanthropic side as well. The Eric Church Band hosted their fourth annual Put a Club in My Hand Golf Tournament on Aug. 17, and brought in a record amount of funds by raising more than $158,000 for MusiCares.
The organization is the charitable arm of the GRAMMY Foundation and offers musicians personal, medical and financial services and resources. This year’s total combined with previous years adds up to more than $430,000 for MusiCares, and far exceeded last year’s record of $112,510. Nearly three dozen sponsors and donors joined the event.
Church recently accepted the ACM Jim Reeves International Award at the ACM Honors event, which recognizes winners in categories not presented on the live ACM Awards broadcast. It has also been announced that Church will be the headliner for the 2016 WE Fest in Minnesota, as well as October’s inaugural American Roots Festival in Raleigh, N.C.
He’s got a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame kicking off Sept. 18, where fans can go behind the scenes of the artist’s journey from the mountains of North Carolina to Music City and a career in the spotlight. His latest record, The Outsiders, hit one million sales this summer, and its most recent single, “Like a Wrecking Ball,” hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, despite lacking the typical summer-party-jam feel.
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