Eric Church Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Kenneth Eric Church is a singer and songwriter. He is an American.
Kenneth Eric Church was born on May 3, 1977, at Granite Falls, North Carolina, the US to the couple Ken and Rita Church. Church helped his father mountain was working in a fabric company. The church at the age of 13 purchased a guitar and played his songs on the guitar. Church also use to play songs in some bars Church, his college roommate, his brother, and another friend guitarist formed the band, Mountain Boys.
Eric Church graduated from South Caldwell High School and Appalachian State University with a degree in marketing. Church moved to Nashville, to take up his song writing career with the financial assistance from his father.
Eric Church started working with different producers. The outlook of many producers changed when the Church started recording with Jay Joyce. Arthur Buenahora of Nashville invited Church for an audience. Church played “Lightning,” a song written by him. Church’s first musical “How ‘Bout You” became #14 on Hot Country Songs. This prompted Church to make his premiere album “Sinners Like Me”. Church in April 2006, accomplished on “Grand Ole Opry” The two singles, Two Pink Lines and Guys Like Me were rated #20. The fourth single was rated # 51. Church visited many places with Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts.
Eric Church wrote a song, “His Kind of Money (My Kind of Love)” to the local radio. The song premiered on Hot Country Songs and was rated at #46. Church announced a single “Love Your Love the Most” from the second collection Carolina. This collection had all the songs that the Church had written and co-authored and produced by Jay Joyce. Church achieved #10 in Drpt.2009. Another single of Album, “Hell on the Heart” also reached #10. The third single from Carolina was “Smoke a Little Smoke”.
Church in 2010 joined EMI Records by Capitol Nashville to become their second artist. Church in January 2024, announced an EP with four songs called Caldwell Country. Church announced “Homeboy” to the local radio in 2011. Joy Joyce released the collection of songs, Chief and announced in July 2011. This was rated #1 on Top Country Albums and Billboard 200.
Chief was selected for the 2012 Grammy Awards for Best Country Album. His single “Drink in My Hand” also reached #1. The Springsteen, a single announced in 2012, was a love affair between two people. This single was a hit and #1 and #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Church gave his voice for a song viz., “The Only Way I Know”. Church made known his intention to announce his first live album in 2013 comprising the presentations at Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2012. Church had proposed its title as Caught in the Act.
Eric Church wanted some break from this schedule to concentrate on songwriting and musical direction. The Album Chief was selected for the Album of the Year. The church was chosen as one of the CMT Artists of the Year Awards. Many accolades were received by Church from celebrities such as James Hetfield of Metallica. Church announced a new single and fourth album both entitled “The Outsiders” and released in 2014. The single, “Give Me Back My Hometown” became #1 on the Country Airplay chart. And #4 overall. Church announced two more singles.
Eric Church released a surprise album, Mr.Misunderstood in 2015. This was selected for the Album of the Year at the 2016 ACM Awards and ‘title track’ was nominated for Video of the Year. He released many other singles and albums in the coming years. The church is contemplating an album ’61 days in Church’
Eric Church married Katherine Blasingame in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Church sang a song; You Make It Look So Easy, authored by him for his love. The couple got their first son, Boone Church. Church scripted a song, Three Year Old some years later. Their second son, Tennessee Hawkins was born on Feb.15, 2015.
Eric Church and Katherine Church established ‘The Chief Cares Fund’ for helping unfortunate families in Tennessee Carolina. Orphans in Nepal have also received help such as clothing, bedding, and schooling. The Humane Society no-kill animal shelters have also received assistance from this organization. Anyone can donate to the foundation through Eric Church’s website.
Eric Church has received numerous awards.