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Apr 18

Eric Church to Release Vinyl Edition of The Outsiders for Record Store Day

Eric Church to Release Vinyl Edition of The Outsiders for Record Store Day

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

Eric Church will celebrate National Record Store Day on April 19 with the release of a double gatefold vinyl version of his The Outsiders album. The vinyl will also include an exclusive album poster. This marks Eric’s second vinyl project in honor of National Record Store Day. He previously released a vinyl version of his live album, Caught in the Act: Live.

Eric recently announced he will launch his The Outsiders World Tour on September 11 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Dwight Yoakam will join him as a special guest, as well as opening acts Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark and rock band Halestorm on select dates. For tour dates and ticket information, visit www.EricChurch.com. Continue Reading

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Apr 11

Eric Church Announces The Outsiders World Tour

Eric Church Announces The Outsiders World Tour

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

Eric Church has announced he will kick off his The Outsiders World Tour on September 11 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Tickets for the tour will go on sale April 18 in select markets with members of Eric’s fan cub, the Church Choir, having access to a pre-sale starting April 15. Dwight Yoakam will join Eric on tour with Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark and rock band Halestorm joining for select dates.

Eric will visit venues including Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, and FedExForum in Memphis, among others, stopping at a total of 31 venues. He will also return to the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina where he sold more than 15,000 tickets in 2012 as part of his The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. Continue Reading

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Mar 17

Eric Church, Toby Keith & Lady Antebellum Added to ACM Awards

Eric Church, Toby Keith & Lady Antebellum Added to ACM Awards

Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum with Stevie Nicks have been added to the list of artists scheduled to perform during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, the ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas on April 6 at 8/7c on CBS.

Previously-announced performers include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Continue Reading

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Mar 7

Watch Eric Church’s “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young” Video

Watch Eric Church's "A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young" Video

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

The mystery thickens with Eric Church’s latest video, “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young.” The video is part of an ongoing storyline surrounding the people of San Destino in support of his new album, The Outsiders. As with his previous two videos, more questions are raised in “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young” as two new characters – a young boy and girl – are introduced.

Eric’s previous video, “San Destino Rising: Movimiento De Una,” doesn’t correlate to any of the songs found on The Outsiders, but does expand on the storyline from Eric’s “Give Me Back My Hometown” video.

Watch “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young” below: Continue Reading

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Mar 3

Eric Church’s The Outsiders Goes Two Weeks at No. 1

Eric Church's The Outsiders Goes Two Weeks at No. 1

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

Eric Church’s new album, The Outsiders, remains at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Released on February 11, the project debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums Chart. The album’s track listing is laid out in a very specific manner.

“There’s a couple moments on this album that if you take the individual song out of place and play it by itself, I don’t love it near as much as I do on the album, and the space that it gives songs in-between it. I’ve not had that before with any of the albums we’ve done,” he said. “I have it at two definite times on this album where I need the song on the album, but when I hear it separate, I don’t get the same thing, and I think that’s a testament to the way we made this thing.” Continue Reading

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Feb 26

Watch Eric Church’s “San Destino Rising: Movimiento De Una” Video

Watch Eric Church's "San Destino Rising: Movimiento De Una" Video

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

Eric Church’s mysterious “Give Me Back My Hometown” music video left fans with more questions than answers — answers Eric promised would come over a series of videos telling the story of the people of San Destino. True to his word, he has released a new video called “San Destino Rising: Movimiento De Una.” While the clip doesn’t correlate to any of the songs found on his new The Outsiders album, it does answer a couple of questions – and leaves viewers with even more.

The video begins on January 10, 2014 at graveside funeral that occurred in Eric’s “Give Me My Hometown” video. The video then cuts to a flashback confrontation in a garage on January 4, 2014 where an older well-dressed woman warns a man he has “five days to get what I want,” and has to “do it my way.” Continue Reading

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Feb 14

Eric Church Defines “True Love”

Eric Church Defines "True Love"

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

The definition of “love” is different for everyone. For Eric Church, love is how his wife Katherine loves him fully, flaws and all. Her favorite song of his is the ballad “Like Jesus Does,” which he says suits her and the way she loves him perfectly.

“True love to me is when you love a person in spite of all their fallibilities, and for me, I have a lot of ‘em,” he said. “I’m definitely at times hard to love, and that’s what’s great about Katherine and the way she loves me. She loves me in spite of those things and really for those things. That’s what’s so neat about the song is it’s not getting around those things, that’s a part of who the person is and it can be challenging at times, and that’s what the song talks about, but it’s what true love is.” Continue Reading

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Feb 14

Eric Church Challenges Himself on The Outsiders

Eric Church Challenges Himself on The Outsiders

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

Eric Church’s fourth studio album, The Outsiders, hit store shelves this week. Following the success of his 2011 album, Chief, which has sold 1.5 million copies to date and produced five hit songs, including two No. 1s, Eric set out to challenge himself on The Outsiders.

“We were at a point in our career where I understand that we had two choices,” he said. “I could’ve continued to do what ‘Drink in My Hand,’ ‘Springsteen,’ ‘Creepin’,’ I know how to do those things. I know how to continue the career that way. I think we made a conscious effort to challenge ourselves artistically and to do something that was artistic. That’s what we did. That’s what we chose on this album. We made it that way.” Continue Reading

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Feb 12

Eric Church Looks Inside The Outsiders

Eric Church Looks Inside The Outsiders

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

By David Scarlett

© 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc.

Eric Church has spent nearly two hours in an old church-turned-recording studio in East Nashville, playing his new album, The Outsiders, for a group of Nashville media reps gathered to hear his latest offering. And when the listening session ends, the sense of satisfaction and, yes, pride that Church exudes as he answers questions about the project is undeniable. And justified.

The album, Church’s fifth (four studio and one live), is ambitious in its musical and lyrical scope and fearless in continuing the mission of Church and his producer Jay Joyce to push the boundaries of Country Music. Whether by adding a 90-second instrumental section to the end of the title cut and first single (written by Church and Casey Beathard), cleverly reflecting the lyrics in the melody of “Roller Coaster Ride” (Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell), pulling no punches in describing a passionate reunion with his wife after a long road trip in “Like A Wrecking Ball” (Church and Beathard) or including a powerful three-and-a-half-minute spoken word section during what he describes as “the trilogy” near the end of the record, the album is unpredictable.

“For this record, we did ‘A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young’ (Church and Jeremy Spillman) first,” said Church, speaking later during a quiet moment on his bus. “Then we did ‘The Outsiders.’ And I’m looking at these two very different things, thinking, ‘What is this? Where are we going?’ I hate to use the word ‘artistic,’ but it was just so damn artistic, I couldn’t wait to see where it was going from there.” Continue Reading

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Jan 21

Watch Eric Church’s Mysterious “Give Me Back My Hometown” Music Video

Watch Eric Church's Mysterious "Give Me Back My Hometown" Music Video

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

Eric Church has released the video for his new single, “Give Me Back My Hometown.” Directed by Peter Zavadil, the video is the first chapter in a narrative featuring characters fans will come to know through the course of listening to Eric’s upcoming album, The Outsiders, set for release on February 11.

Throughout the video, Eric hovers on the peripheral, performing the song as a roadside funeral takes place. Clips of the events surrounding the funeral are cut throughout the video, telling the story of a young man seemingly out of sequence. It might take a few viewings of the clip to take in everything going on – and you still may be left with more questions than answers!

Watch the video below: Continue Reading

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