38 Facts About Eric Church


Kenneth Eric Church was born on May 3,1977 and is an American country music singer-songwriter.


Eric Church has released nine studio albums through Capitol Nashville since 2005.


Eric Church got his sixth No 1 hit with Keith Urban in May 2015 with the single "Raise 'Em Up".


On July 13,2018, Church released the first single and title track of his album Desperate Man, which was released in October 2018.


Eric Church was born on May 3,1977, in Granite Falls, North Carolina, to Ken and Rita Eric Church.


Eric Church worked with his father at Clayton Marcus, a furniture upholstery company where his father was president.


Eric Church played many Jimmy Buffett cover songs and a few of his own original songs in some dive bars.


Eric Church broke the engagement and he headed to Nashville with his father's financial backing.


Eric Church's father provided the opportunity to make contacts, and more importantly, time to focus on developing his songwriting ability.


Eric Church co-wrote Terri Clark's 2005 single "The World Needs a Drink", and the track "Whiskey Wings" on Dean Miller's 2005 album Platinum.


Eric Church wrote the song shortly after moving to Nashville, inspired by the movie The Green Mile.


Eric Church was fired from opening for Rascal Flatts after repeatedly performing for longer than his allotted time, despite repeated warnings.


Eric Church was replaced by Taylor Swift, who was just starting her career.


In 2008, Eric Church released a fifth single, "His Kind of Money " to country radio.


In June 2010, Eric Church moved to Capitol Nashville's new imprint EMI Records Nashville, becoming their second artist.


Eric Church lent his vocals for a song titled, "The Only Way I Know", with Jason Aldean along Luke Bryan.


In September 2012, Eric Church announced that he planned to release his first live album in 2013, containing recordings of performances at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on October 8 and 9,2012.


Eric Church has stated he plans to take some time off from music in 2013 to focus on his songwriting and musical direction.


Eric Church's award was presented by Kid Rock and he received a video message of congratulations from Metallica's James Hetfield.


On October 22,2013, Eric Church released a new single titled "The Outsiders".


The album's final track, "Three Year Old", pays tribute to all the lessons Eric Church has learned from his three-year-old son, who was credited with naming Eric Church's guitar "ButterBean".


Eric Church played his biggest solo tour to date with his Holdin' My Own Tour that featured 62 shows in 61 cities from January through May 2017.


On October 4,2017, Eric Church debuted a song he had written for Sonny Melton, who died in the Las Vegas shooting tragedy.


In November 2017 Eric Church released a limited run vinyl box set titled 61 Days in Eric Church that would be released in monthly stages through 2018.


Eric Church had already began releasing the album in stages for free on digital streaming services in September 2017.


On July 12,2018, Eric Church announced via social media that he would release his sixth album, Desperate Man, on October 5,2018.


Eric Church released the album's first single and title track the following day.


On November 11,2020, Eric Church won the Entertainer of the Year award at the 54th Annual Country Music Association Awards.


Eric Church performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" alongside Jazmine Sullivan at Super Bowl LV.


In October 2021, after two of his bandmates tested positive for COVID-19, Eric Church performed two solo concerts on his The Gather Again Tour.


On February 22,2022, Eric Church was announced to perform at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on March 7,2022.


On January 8,2008, Eric Church married music publisher Katherine Blasingame at West Glow Resort in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.


At the wedding, Eric Church performed "You Make It Look So Easy", a song he wrote for Blasingame.


On October 3,2011, their first son, Boone McCoy Eric Church, was born; he is the subject of Eric Church's song "Three Year Old".


Eric Church wears his signature aviator sunglasses as a result of wearing contact lenses.


Eric Church has become an avid advocate for the use of cannabis, reflected in songs such as "Smoke a Little Smoke"; at the time of that song's release, Eric Church's record label urged him not to release the song, though it had minor success as a single.


In March 2022, Eric Church was heavily criticized by fans for cancelling a then-upcoming April concert in San Antonio, Texas, in order to watch the North Carolina Tar Heels play Duke in the NCAA Championship Final Four.


Eric Church's style has been described as country rock, outlaw country, and southern rock.