Eric Church

Biography

Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Church grew up in Granite Falls, North Carolina, and began singing as a child. At 13, he started writing songs, later teaching himself to play guitar. While attending college at Appalachian State, he formed a band, the Mountain Boys, that played around western North Carolina. After graduating with a degree in marketing, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in country music. It took him a year to get a song publishing deal with Sony/ATV Tree, after which he started getting his songs recorded by other artists, an example being Terri Clark's version of "The World Needs a Drink." He met producer Jay Joyce, who took an interest in him as a recording artist, and they began making demos. That led to his being signed by Capitol Records Nashville.
Church's debut single, "How 'Bout You," was released in early 2006, and it had reached the country Top 20 by the time Capitol released his first album, Sinners Like Me, on July 18, 2006. The album was both a critical and commercial success, and Church followed it up with Carolina in 2009, which swung for the contemporary country fences and hit them, scoring two Top Ten singles on the country charts with "Love Your Love the Most" (certified gold), and "Hell on the Heart." In 2010, he scored another gold single with "Smoke a Little Smoke" in 2010. He won Top New Solo Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards for that calendar year. After extensive touring, Church released the Caldwell County EP in January of 2011, which reached the number 13 position on the Billboard country chart, as did the single "Homeboy." Church followed with the album Chief in July.
Chief wound up being Church's entry into superstardom. Upon its July 2011 release, it debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart. Soon afterward, "Drink in My Hand" climbed to the top of the country charts, becoming Church's first number one single. Its popularity was eclipsed in the summer of 2012 by "Springsteen," a ballad that also reached number one on the country charts but additionally crossed over to the pop Top 20. Two other singles were pulled from Chief — "Creepin'" and "Like Jesus Does" — and the album won Album of the Year at the 2012 Country Music Academy Awards.
Early in 2013, Church released the live set Caught in the Act, which was recorded at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee in October 2012; the album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. Church spent the rest of 2013 working on his fourth studio album. The first taste of this work was the heavy rock of "The Outsiders," a single that turned out to be the album's title track. Preceded by the second single, "Give Me Back My Hometown" (which followed the title track into the country Top Ten), The Outsiders arrived to considerable anticipation and acclaim in February 2014. It became his second album to hit number one on both the country and overall charts. The Outsiders racked up five hit singles — the biggest were the ballads "Give Me Back My Hometown" and "Talladega," both of which reached number one on Billboard's U.S. Country Airplay charts — and while "Like a Wrecking Ball" remained on the charts, Church released a brand-new full-length album, Mr. Misunderstood, as a surprise in the first week of November 2015.
Mr. Misunderstood debuted at two on Billboard's Top 200 and Country Charts, eventually earning a Gold certification and winning CMA's Album of the Year in 2016, along with spawning three hit singles: "Mr. Misunderstood," "Record Year," and "Kill a Word," which featured Rhiannon Giddens on its single version. In November 2016, Church released the EP Mr. Misunderstood on the Rocks Live and (Mostly) Unplugged.

Birth Date: May 3, 1977

Origin: Granite Falls, NC

Genre: Country 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    23

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Indianapolis, IN

    Artists: Eric Church


    24

    Quicken Loans Arena

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, February 24, 2017

    Cleveland, OH

    Artists: Eric Church


    25

    The Palace of Auburn Hills

    Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Auburn Hills, MI

    Artists: Eric Church


    28

    Budweiser Gardens

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    London, ON

    Artists: Eric Church


    2

    Air Canada Centre

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Start: Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Ends: Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Toronto, ON

    Artists: Eric Church


    3

    Canadian Tire Centre

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 3, 2017

    Kanata, ON

    Artists: Eric Church


    4

    Centre Bell Centre

    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Montreal, QC

    Artists: Eric Church


    7

    MTS Centre

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Winnipeg, MB

    Artists: Eric Church


    9

    SaskTel Centre

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Saskatoon, SK

    Artists: Eric Church


    10

    Northlands Coliseum (formerly known as Rexall Place)

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 10, 2017

    Edmonton, AB

    Artists: Eric Church


    11

    Scotiabank Saddledome

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Calgary, AB

    Artists: Eric Church


    14

    Rogers Arena

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Vancouver, BC

    Artists: Eric Church


    16

    Moda Center

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Portland, OR

    Artists: Eric Church


    17

    Spokane Arena

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, March 17, 2017

    Spokane, WA

    Artists: Eric Church


    18

    Tacoma Dome

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, November 18, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Tacoma, WA

    Artists: Eric Church


    22

    Brick Breeden Fieldhouse - MSU Dept. of Sports Facilities

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Bozeman, MT

    Artists: Eric Church


    24

    Taco Bell Arena

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 24, 2017

    Boise, ID

    Artists: Eric Church


    25

    Vivint Smart Home Arena

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Artists: Eric Church


    28

    Talking Stick Resort Arena

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Phoenix, AZ

    Artists: Eric Church


    30

    Golden 1 Center

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Sacramento, CA

    Artists: Eric Church


    31

    STAPLES Center

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, March 31, 2017

    Los Angeles, CA

    Artists: Eric Church


    4

    Casper Events Center

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Casper, WY

    Artists: Eric Church


    7

    INTRUST Bank Arena

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, April 7, 2017

    Wichita, KS

    Artists: Eric Church


    8

    CenturyLink Center Omaha

    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 16, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Omaha, NE

    Artists: Eric Church


    12

    iWireless Center

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Moline, IL

    Artists: Eric Church


    13

    Allstate Arena

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 16, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Rosemont, IL

    Artists: Eric Church


    14

    BMO Harris Bradley Center

    Friday, April 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 14, 2017

    Milwaukee, WI

    Artists: Eric Church


    20

    KeyBank Center

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Buffalo, NY

    Artists: Eric Church


    21

    PPG Paints Arena (Formerly CONSOL Energy Center)

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 21, 2017

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Artists: Eric Church


    22

    U.S. Bank Arena

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 10, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Cincinnati, OH

    Artists: Eric Church


    27

    Mohegan Sun Arena

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Uncasville, CT

    Artists: Eric Church


    28

    Mohegan Sun Arena

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Friday, April 28, 2017

    Uncasville, CT

    Artists: Eric Church


    29

    SNHU Arena (formerly Verizon Wireless Arena)

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 16, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Manchester, NH

    Artists: Eric Church


    4

    Amalie Arena

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Tampa, FL

    Artists: Eric Church


    5

    Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, May 5, 2017

    Jacksonville, FL

    Artists: Eric Church


    6

    Bon Secours Wellness Arena

    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Greenville, SC

    Artists: Eric Church


    11

    Van Andel Arena

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Grand Rapids, MI

    Artists: Eric Church


    12

    Peoria Civic Center

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Friday, May 12, 2017

    Peoria, IL

    Artists: Eric Church


    13

    Scottrade Center

    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, May 13, 2017

    St Louis, MO

    Artists: Eric Church


    18

    The Santander Arena

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Reading, PA

    Artists: Eric Church


    19

    Verizon Center

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, May 19, 2017

    Washington, DC

    Artists: Eric Church


    20

    Greensboro Coliseum Complex

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Greensboro, NC

    Artists: Eric Church


    25

    KFC Yum! Center

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Louisville, KY

    Artists: Eric Church


    26

    Bridgestone Arena

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Friday, May 26, 2017

    Nashville, TN

    Artists: Eric Church


    27

    Bridgestone Arena

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 30, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Nashville, TN

    Artists: Eric Church


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    Las Vegas Village

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, March 3, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Las Vegas, NV

    Artists: Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean and Jake Owen


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