After high school and college in the mountains of North Carolina, Eric Church turned to Nashville with a blessing (and some financial support) from his father. It would be a long, slow grind for the future superstar. During his first five years with Capitol Nashville, Church never cracked the Top 10 and was all but banished from major tours after getting kicked off Rascal Flatts’ show for playing too long. Radio began paying attention in 2009 when ‘Love Your Love the Most’ was released. Church’s swelling grassroots fanbase began to multiply. The ‘Chief’ album was released in 2011, its success justifying all of his struggles — ‘Springsteen’ would become the biggest song of 2012.
Birthday: May 3, 1977
Top Songs: 'Springsteen,’ ‘Drink in My Hand’
Fun Fact: Church isn’t trying to intimidate with the dark Ray-Ban sunglasses. The stage lights dry out his eyes if he’s not wearing them.
Eric Church has built one of the biggest touring careers of any artist in country music on the strength of his songs and his renegade appeal. Fans who catch him and his band at WE Fest 2016 will get to see the rockin' country star at the very peak of his live abilities.
It's CMA Music Fest in Nashville this week and with some of country's biggest stars all in one place, you never know who might just show up for a little jam session in the very earliest hours of the morning on Lower Broadway.
Eric Church paid tribute to Merle Haggard during separate shows on Saturday and Sunday. The "Record Year" singer bypassed his own songs for a stirring three-song medley at the Grand Ole Opry before heading west for a popular country music fest.
Eric Church brought a dose of rebel cool to the stage of the 2016 ACM Awards. The "Record Year" singer took a break mid-performance for a multi-song mix tribute to recently deceased rockers like David Bowie and Glenn Frey.
Eric Church has been announced as another early winner in the 2016 ACM Awards. The country superstar has won Video of the Year for his imaginative clip for "Mr. Misunderstood," the title song from his most recent album.
Word spread quickly about Kenny Chesney's free show in Florida on Monday (March 21). What turned into a three-hour keg show in Key West, Fla., at Sloppy Joe’s had fans camped out all night for a spot close to the stage.
When Eric Church performed at the star-studded Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson concert on Wednesday night (March 16), the crowd hung on every word he said. Church began his moving performance with a powerful story about just how much Kris Kristofferson means to him.
There was a great moment during Wednesday night's Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville that found Hank Williams Jr. and Kristofferson enthusiastically hugging one another after the younger artist had just finished singing "If You Don't Like Hank Williams," a Kristofferson-penned song from his Habits Old and New album from 1980.
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