In August’s candid Rolling Stone cover story shortly after Eric Church announced his sixth album was in the works, readers learned exactly what the North Carolinian has been shouldering since his Holdin’ My Own Tour wrapped last May. It was the first time the songwriter had spoken out regarding the turmoil and angst of the last year, his processing of it all and the outcome: a collection of 11 songs that tell a broader story with today’s release of Desperate Man. His longest stretch amid albums, Church’s pause between Mr. Misunderstood and Desperate Man was intentional. “I still felt shook up pretty good,” he says of the time he took following a serious health scare and having performed at Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, where dozens of country music fans lost their lives. “I wasn’t ready yet, wasn’t settled from all that happened – I was still reeling from Vegas, I…
19 Cities: Back-to-Back Nights for Two Unique Shows Including One Night at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium Verified Fan Registration: Friday, Sept. 21 10am Tickets Inside the Stage Exclusively via New Eric Church App Tickets on Sale to General Public Same Day as Desperate Man Album Release: Friday, October 5
Eric Church’s October 5 Desperate Man release is one of the year’s most anticipated albums, and now fans have even more reasons to look forward to its release day: 37 of them to be exact. Church’s 2019 Double Down Tour will see this month’s American Songwriter cover artist visit 19 cities (list below) to perform six albums worth of material across two very different nights of music as well as a stadium-sized tour stop in Nashville, Tennessee, more than doubling the capacity where he previously set Bridgestone Arena’s attendance record upon the finale stop of his Holdin’…
In a video message speaking directly to his fans, “It’s been a while; I just want to say I have missed you. I have good news…the album is done, and we are back. It’s called Desperate Man and the first single is called ‘Desperate Man’,” with the Choir having access to listen first through their login today.
Watch that video announcement here.
Church continues, “Just like last time – just like Mr. Misunderstood – if you’re in the Church Choir, on October 5th you’re going to get the album,” as Church renegotiated his record deal with EMI Nashville leading into Desperate Man to include his fans.
“Desperate Man,” Church’s first single off the new album, will be made available everywhere tomorrow, Friday, July 13. Co-written by Church with Texas musician Ray Wylie Hubbard (who Church namechecks in his 2015 “Mr. Misunderstood”), “Desperate Man” sees Church again collaborating…
61 Days In Church Covers
April 21, 2018
Standard Black VinylLimited Edition- 2,500 units Track Listing & Sequence1)- Better Man- (Live At Tacoma Drive-Tacoma, WA- March 18, 2017)2)- Turn The Page- (Live At CenturyLink Center-Omaha, NE- April 8, 2017)3)- Dixie Chicken- (Live at Pepsi Center- Denver, CO- April 5, 2017- w/Chuck Leavell)4)- Six Days On The Road- (Live at PPG Paints Arena-Pittsburgh, PA- April 21, 2017)5)- Rusty Cage- (Live at Verizon Center-Washington, DC- May 19, 2017)6)- Allentown- (Live at Santander Arena- Reading, PA- May 18, 2017)7)- Midnight Rider- (Live at Bridgestone Arena- Nashville, TN- May 27, 2017)8)- American Woman- (Live at Pepsi Center- Denver, CO- April 5, 2017- w/Glenn Hughes)
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FANS PUSH ERIC CHURCH'S FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM, MR. MISUNDERSTOOD, TO RIAA PLATINUM CERTIFICATION, SELLING OVER 1 MILLION COPIES
“Round Here Buzz,” the Fourth Hit From Mr. Misunderstood, Goes No. 1 on Country Charts as Star Announces He Will Perform at 2018 Grammy Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bucking convention hasn’t always been the popular path, but for Eric Church there is no question about where he prioritizes his relationship with his fans. He showed this when he sent his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, to members of his fan club, dubbed the Church Choir, before surprise announcing it at the 2015 CMA Awards and putting it on sale to the public. It is a model that, although untraditional, has developed a steadfast audience of devoted Choir members earning RIAA Platinum certification for Mr. Misunderstood, allowing the fourth single from the album, “Round Here Buzz” to reach No. 1 on the Country Airplay Charts and making way for Church to perform at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
The 2016 CMA Album of the Year’s…
ERIC CHURCH TO PERFORM AT THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® IN A TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS OF CONCERT TRAGEDIES
Special segment reunites Musicians from ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL in Las Vegas
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 18, 2018) — In addition to honoring musical excellence, the Recording Academy® will also take a moment to honor the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events over the course of the past year. In a special GRAMMY® tribute performed by three of the artists who participated in the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, current GRAMMY nominees Brothers Osborne, past GRAMMY nominee Eric Church, and GRAMMY winner and current nominee Maren Morris will come together for the touching segment.
"Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. Sadly, that wasn’t always the case this past year," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "We believe it’s incredibly important to pay…
ERIC CHURCH ANNOUNCES 61 DAYS IN CHURCH 15-VINYL BOX SET AND INCLUDES A ROAD CASE, TOUR BOOK AND TOUR POSTER; ON SALE 10/27
When Eric Church announced 61 Days in Church, a collection of live recordings currently streaming on Apple Music, fans demanded physical releases of the music. On October 27, demand will be met. 61 Days in Church limited-release will be available as a massive 15-LP box set, along with a commemorative tour book and an original poster encased in a custom road case. With the initial shipment on December 15, fans will receive the road case with the book, poster and the first three LP’s, which will include music from the first 12 shows of Church’s 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour. The remaining 12 pieces of vinyl will be shipped out once a month starting in January of 2018, signing purchasers up for a Church “record club” for the year. Church Choir members, Eric’s die-hard fan club, will exclusively have the option to add-on a t-shirt, at no additional charge with their order. The box set…
Eric Church is giving a special gift to fans this Record Store Day. He is releasing a special live 7" with the FIRST song from his 2017 tour, "Mistress Named Music," and the very LAST song from the same tour, "Holdin' My Own!" What a great idea, and one that is surely to keep his fans wanting more!
SIDE A- “Mistress Named Music” (Live From Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE/January 13,2017 Side B- “Holdin’ My Own” (Live from Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN/May 27, 2017
[3:36] Event: BLACK FRIDAY 2017 Release Date: 11/24/2017Format: 7" VinylLabel: Mercury NashvilleQuantity: 2500Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
New Set of Live Recordings From Holdin’ My Own Tour Goes Exclusively to Apple Music; Total of 100+ songs to be Released Throughout the Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – From the tour that brought fans more than 200 hours of music across 61 dates in the form of double-set, 3+ hour shows sans-opener, Eric Church releases the next 30 live recordings of his 61 Days in Church. Having delivered the first 30 Holdin’ My Own Tour live recordings on September 1, Church plans to continue subsequent releases throughout the year in chronological order of the tour to complete a total of more than 100 tracks.
The man Rolling Stone Magazine deems “the most consistently engaging live arena act in country music," Church's 61 Days in Church includes a variety of catalogue cuts and singles as well as cover songs inspired by each tour stop. The wide assortment of tracks in the collection are a reflection of…
Selections from Every Holdin’ My Own 2017 Tour Stop Will Be Released Beginning Today Through the End of the Year Exclusively to Apple Music
Double Disk Collectible Box Set and Vinyl Slated for Release Record Store Day 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sixty-one tour dates, an average of 37 songs per night, totaling over 200 hours of live music. That’s what Eric Church ultimately played in a five-month period spanning January 13 through May 27, 2017. In an issue takeover, Church hinted something big was to come post-tour telling Billboard, “We recorded all of it. We had some [songs] that I was adamant that I wouldn’t rehearse with the band. I would tell the band a couple hours before the show, ‘This is the song we’re going to do,’ and then I wouldn’t see them until we did it, when we played live…’” says the man Stereogum calls “our greatest working rock star.” Now, those recordings are being…
ERIC CHURCH ‘SETS THE BAR FOR COUNTRY CONCERTS’ AS HE WRAPS COMPLETELY SOLD-OUT HOLDIN’ MY OWN TOUR (DE FORCE)
More than 900,000 fans sing along to every song on 2017’s most-attended concert tour
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – To really understand how Eric Church feels about the Holdin’ My Own Tour, you have to see things from his perspective standing at the mic. For the last five months, country music’s most electric performer has stood face-to-face with nearly 1 million people and truly connected.
“This tour has been my career’s biggest challenge physically, but I can honestly say I'm gonna miss it,” shared Church after a record-setting, 42-song set at Saturday’s show (that went well into Sunday morning). “Seeing what happens between us and the crowd for over three hours a night is awe inspiring. I'm gonna miss seeing those faces and freezing that moment in time night after night.”
The No. 1 most-attended music tour in the world in 2017 (Pollstar) included 62 sold-out shows across North…
Again Sets Arena Record; Delivers Marathon 39-Song Set to 18,996
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eric Church fans have come to expect a transcendent experience when they attend one of his concerts. Friday night at Bridgestone Arena – the first of a two-night, sold-out hometown stand that wraps the Holdin’ My Own Tour – Church built a record crowd into a frenzy with the help of the East Nashville Magnet High School Choir as he closed show opener “Mistress Named Music.” “Yeah, I’m married to a dream with a mistress named music,” the gathered throng sang in unison, nearly 19,000-strong record-breaking rocking Bridgestone Arena like the hometown Nashville Predators did just a few days ago in the same venue as they clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup. Church told fans he promises attendees at every show the band will give everything they have. On Friday night, the visibly pumped…