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Feb 27

Eric Church: Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

Eric Church's Talladega Still No. 1

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Eric Church made it two weeks at No. 1 with “Talladega” on this week’s Top 20 Country CountdownCarrie Underwood and Blake Shelton with Ashley Monroe once more rounded out the Top 3, with Katie Armiger returning to the countdown with “One Night Between Friends” coming in at No. 19. Plus, host Nan Kelley chatted with Rascal Flatts about their upcoming Vegas residency.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  3. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  4. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  5. Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
  6. The Band Perry – “Gentle on My Mind”
  7. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  8. Thomas Rhett – “Make Me Wanna”
  9. Billy Currington – “Don’t It”
  10. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns” Continue Reading

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Feb 20

Eric Church Hits No. 1 on Top 20 with “Talladega”

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There was a new No. 1 on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Eric Church topped the charts with “Talladega,” while Carrie Underwood held strong at No. 2 with “Something In The Water.” After two straight weeks at No. 1, Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe dropped to No. 3 with “Lonely Tonight.” Underwood’s new video, “Little Toy Guns,” moved from No. 20 to 13, while Brantley Gilbert’s latest video, “One Hell of An Amen,” entered the chart at No. 20.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Eric Church – “Talladega”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Something In the Water”
  3. Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
  4. The Band Perry – “Gentle on My Mind”
  5. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  6. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  7. Brad Paisley – “Perfect Storm”
  8. Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
  9. Billy Currington – “Don’t It”
  10. Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider” Continue Reading

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Dec 22

Eric Church’s Family Tradition Tells A Christmas Story

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Eric Church is taking a well-deserved break from The Outsiders World Tour over the holidays to spend time with his wife, Katherine, and young son. One of his favorite traditions was started by his grandmother, who told a Christmas story – a story that changes each year.

“My grandmother, when she was alive, would always come over, and every year she would bring this Christmas story, and some of them were gut-wrenching,” Church said. “I’m not going to lie to you. They were just heart-tugging stories about people…who had something happen to them, something magical for Christmas, that had turned [their] life around…whether it was a homeless person, or just anything.

“And she would always look all year long and find this story, and then we would have breakfast and she would read it, and it was just our family and we’ve carried that on,” he continued. “My mom does that now and she’s kind of taken it and she finds the story, and that’s something I’m going to do with my family. And Katherine and I have talked about it. It’ll be her turn to find that… and we have a big Christmas breakfast and we sit around and we share that.” Continue Reading

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Dec 8

Watch Eric Church’s “Talladega” Music Video

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Eric Church photo by John Peets, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville.

Eric Church gets nostalgic in his new video, “Talladega.” Directed by Peter Zavadil, the video begins with an old man in a hospital bed at the end of his life, reminiscing about days gone by. The clip then cuts to archived Super 8mm footage of family videos, as well as footage of Church and his band performing “Talladega” at the Nashville Speedway.

“It’s really about life, says Church. “NASCAR was as hot as any sport back in the ’90s, and it was a thing where a group of your buddies go take stuff, tents, camp out, stay a few days, walk back and forth to the track….I can’t tell you who won the race, but I could tell you all the experiences we had in a two- or three-day period.”

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Nov 25

Eric Church, Keith Urban and More Give Thanks

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Eric Church photo by John Peets, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville.

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the people and things that matter most. Several of your favorite country stars are sharing what they’re most thankful for this year and their answers have a common theme: family. Eric Church might come across as a tough guy on stage, but he’s a family man at the end of the day, grateful for the people who surround him.

“I’m thankful for my family, my son, my wife and great health,” he said. “From a career standpoint, I’m very thankful for the success we’ve had lately. I’m thankful for what the fans have done. I’m thankful that we’re starting to have some hit songs on the radio. There’s a lot of stuff to be thankful for in that regard.”

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Nov 12

Eric Church Joins Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour

Kenny Chesney Tours With Eric Church

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Eric Church will join Kenny Chesney for five dates of Chesney’s 2015 Big Revival Tour. Church previously joined Chesney on his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour, and for Chesney, inviting him to hit the road again was a no-brainer.

“There is something about the way Eric connects with my audience that left me feeling like he made the No Shoes Nation Tour something special,” Chesney said. “He attacks the stage with so much force – and his songs really speak to the people who’re fighting the fight to get by – and I love that about what he does onstage.”

“Some of the most fun I’ve ever had on tour was last summer with Kenny,” Church added. “He’s an artist that isn’t afraid to let you come full blast and do what you do. It’s rare you get to tour with someone you respect and you are friends with. I can’t wait to do it again.”

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Nov 5

Country Stars Reflect on CMA Awards Nominations

Keith Urban

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As cliché as it might sound, country stars call it an honor just to be nominated in a category at the CMA Awards. For Keith Urban, who is up for four awards Wednesday night, one of the best parts of being nominated in the Male Vocalist of the Year category is being recognized alongside his friends, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Blake Shelton.

“It’s a great group to be in,” he said. “It’s a real extraordinary cool little group to be in. “I’m really happy for Dierks too. That’s a guy that’s been working for a long time,. It’s funny, ‘cause Eric, Dierks and I, we’re all pretty tight because we have kids the same age, so Dierks’ kids are over at our house almost all the time, and we have that tight little kid connection. It feels very ‘family.’”

Urban is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year. He takes touring seriously, just as he does being nominated in the Entertainer category. “I know the criteria isn’t purely about live performance, but I’ve always felt that that’s what it is,” he said. “Otherwise, it probably should be called Artist of the Year. I’ve always loved putting on concerts and tours and shows and really trying to put something on that’s incredibly entertaining and engaging. I probably obsess about that part of what I do equal to making records.”
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Oct 28

Eric Church and Darius Rucker Remember Favorite Halloween Costumes

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Darius Rucker likes to dress up with his children. They stick with themes, and, while they are still deciding on what to be this year, Darius and his son once had a memorable outing as Star Wars characters.

“We’re talking about costumes,” he said. “We have a couple of ideas. Still the greatest one we ever had was when he was Darth Vadar and I was Luke Skywalker, and we were walking around, and he would look at everyone and go, ‘I’m his father.’ That was a very, very good one. But we’re talking about a couple of things. We’re talking about Ninja Turtles, or we’re talking about pro wrestlers, but nobody would know who we were. So, the Ninja Turtles are the winner right now, but we’ll come up with something cool.”

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Oct 16

Eric Church Extends The Outsiders World Tour Into 2015

Eric Church and The Outsiders

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Eric Church has extended his The Outsiders World Tour into 2015. Church officially announced he will kick off the second leg of his massive tour on January 8 in New Orleans. He will wrap the first leg on December 13 with a show in Birmingham, Ala.

“We come from bars and clubs,” he said. “I miss that intimacy. That’s what you always try to grab. The bigger the room, the smaller you want that room to feel. You used to be able to fit everyone at one of our shows in those end-stage pits. That was the entire crowd. I want everybody in that place to feel like they were there, to feel like they were in that that small room. That they experienced something, that they felt something, that they are always going to go and tell people that ‘that show was spiritual to me. I felt it.’”

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Oct 12

Eric Church Says “Talladega” is Not About Auto Racing

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Eric Church photo by John Peets, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville.

Eric Church’s new single, “Talladega,” has a misleading title. One might assume the song is about auto racing’s hair-raising crashes and speeds in excess of 200mph. “It has nothing to do with that,” Church told Billboard. “That is nothing more than the avenue through which the commentary took place. It’s really about life.”

The song takes a look back at some of Church’s favorite memories. “NASCAR was as hot as any sport back in the ’90s, and it was a thing where a group of your buddies go take stuff, tents, camp out, stay a few days, walk back and forth to the track,” he said. “We actually lost the damn car, you know; you’re so far away. I can’t tell you who won the race, but I could tell you all the experiences we had in a two- or three-day period.” Continue Reading

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