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Jul 25

Taylor Swift and Eric Church Set for iHeartRadio Music Festival

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Taylor Swift, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band are among the artists who will perform during the all-genre 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival. None of them are strangers to the festival. Swift performed at the 2012 event while Church was in the lineup of the first iHeartRadio Country Festival in March.

Additional artists scheduled to take part in the iHeartRadio Music Festival include Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crue, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille and Steve Aoki. Continue Reading

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Jul 3

Luke Bryan and Eric Church’s Best Fourth of July Memories

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Eric Church and Luke Bryan may have grown up in North Carolina and Georgia, respectively, but they spent their Fourth of Julys in much the same fashion – by heading to the lake with family and friends. Luke sings about crashing parties these days, but he was – and still is when his schedule allows – the life of the Fourth of July party.

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“Some of my favorite Fourth of July memories were spent on Lake Blackshear down in Georgia with my family,” he said. “I was always kind of in charge of driving home from Tennessee and picking up all the fireworks, and my nieces and nephews always got excited when I rolled in because they knew I had all the fireworks. I miss not getting to do that as much as we used to.”

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Apr 30

Eric Church Loves the Opposition in “Give Me Back My Hometown”

Eric Church Loves the Opposition in "Give Me Back My Hometown"

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

Eric Church is closing in on the top of the country charts with his latest single, “Give Me Back My Hometown.” Eric co-wrote the song with Luke Laird and says the track’s opposition fascinates him as a songwriter. It tells the story of a man who is supposed to feel safe in his hometown, but an old flame has left her mark all over it, leaving memories he can’t erase.

“It’s about a guy that’s still in his hometown,” Eric said. “He’s in the most familiar place, the place he knows better than anything, but because his female lover left him there, all those places that he knows so well, become so haunting and foreign to him. To be at the place that you grow up at that is your home, and the person that left you there took that from you, there’s nothing lonelier than that.” Continue Reading

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Apr 28

Eric Church Strikes Back at Ticket Scalpers

Eric Church Strikes Back at Ticket Scalpers

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

Eric Church is making sure tickets to his The Outsiders World Tour are going to his fans. Tickets are selling fast for dates on the tour’s first leg with one of the hottest dates being the Target Center in Minneapolis on September 16. As of Friday morning, a limited number of tickets were available for seats directly behind the stage, deemed “The Choir Loft.” However, once Eric and his team learned 902 tickets to the show had been purchased by scalpers, they cancelled those orders and put them back into the system for sale Friday afternoon.

“A lot of acts just want to sell as many tickets as they can and they don’t care who they sell them to,” Eric said. “I want my fans to be the ones who buy tickets to my shows, and I want scalpers to back off. I can’t stop ticket scalpers completely, but I can definitely make it harder for them.” Continue Reading

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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.

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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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