|With a career that has grown by leaps and bounds since beginning Eric Church has quickly become a fan favorite in the country western music scene. With his relatable, down-home lyrics, acoustic sound and lively stage persona, Church has firmly asserted himself as one of the top country musicians of the time. He has released four studio albums, each one steadily building his fan base and gaining him broader exposure. If you’re looking for a night of fantastic country music paired with a family-friendly environment and an active stage presence, then purchase your Eric Church tickets today!
Eric Church was born in the small town of Granite Falls, North Carolina, in May 1977. He showed a passion for music from a young age, spending much of his time listening to his parents’ records. By the time he was in his early teenage years, he had purchased his first guitar and started to write his own songs. Later, in high school, he would make spare cash playing popular cover songs at a number of bars around his hometown. He continued playing throughout his college career, when he attended Appalachian State University and studied business. Shortly after graduating from college, Church moved down to Nashville, the country music hotbed of America, and began pursuing his artistic aspirations on a full-time basis.
Rise to fame
Once in Nashville, Church got his start by helping established artists co-write songs for their projects. While doing so, he was also trying to gain the attention of several popular recording labels in Nashville. Though he struggled to do so for several years, he ultimately was able to earn an offer from Capitol Records in late 2005. Church got down to work right away and began recording songs for his debut album. The record, which was released in early 2006, was entitled Sinners Like Me. The album began to draw more commercial attention to Church, largely led by its hit single “How ’Bout You.” With the support of Capitol Records and a growing fan base, Church began to tour across the Southern United States in support of his record. Simultaneously, he was generating new material for his upcoming second record, Carolina, which was released in 2008.
Further work and critical acclaim
Following the release of Carolina, Church recorded and released two other full-length albums, Chief and The Outsiders. These records came out in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He also released a live album, Caught in the Act, in 2012 to considerable commercial success. Church has also gained noteworthy critical acclaim throughout his career, earning accolades and awards from multiple institutions. Among his foremost honors is the 2012 Country Music Award for Album of the Year for his record Chief. That same album also earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album in 2012.