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Chief, Eric Church

Eric Church

July 22nd, 2011

Birth Name:
Kenneth Eric Church

Born:
Eric Church

Genre:
Country

Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Essentials

Country: 2009
Country: 2009
Rising Stars: Country
Rising Stars: C..
Country: 2010
Country: 2010





Eric Church

Biography

Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Church grew up in Granite Falls, North Carolina, and began singing as a child. At 13, he started writing songs, later teaching himself to play guitar. While attending college at Appalachian State, he formed a band, the Mountain Boys, that played around western North Carolina. After graduating with a degree in marketing, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in country music. It took him a year to get a song publishing deal with Sony/ATV Tree, after which he started getting his songs recorded by other artists, an example being Terri Clark's version of "The World Needs a Drink." He met producer Jay Joyce, who took an interest in him as a recording artist, and they began making demos. That led to his being signed by Capitol Records Nashville. His debut single, "How 'Bout You," was released in early 2006, and it had reached the country Top 20 by the time Capitol released his first album, Sinners Like Me, on July 18, 2006. The album was both a critical and commercial success, and Church followed it up with Carolina in 2009, in which he swung for the contemporary country fences and hit them, scoring two Top Ten singles on the country charts with "Love Your Love the Most" (certified gold), and "Hell on the Heart." He scored another gold single with "Smoke a Little Smoke" in 2010. He won Top New Solo Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards for that calendar year. After extensive touring, Church released the extended play Caldwell County EP in January of 2011, which reached the number 13 position on the Billboard country chart, as did the single "Homeboy." Church followed with the album Chief in July.

Top Albums

Chief, Eric Church
1. Chief
Carolina, Eric Church
2. Carolina
Sinners Like Me, Eric Church
3. Sinners Like..
Caldwell County - EP, Eric Church
4. Caldwell Cou..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
SpringsteenChief4:23$1.29
2.
Drink In My HandChief3:11$1.29
3.
HomeboyChief3:47$1.29
4.
Smoke a Little SmokeCarolina3:11$1.29
5.
Guys Like MeSinners Like Me3:11$0.69
6.
CarolinaCarolina4:39$0.69
7.
Love Your Love the MostCarolina2:50$1.29
8.
Sinners Like MeSinners Like Me3:52$1.29
9.
Hell On the HeartCarolina2:44$1.29
10.
Jack DanielsChief5:04$1.29
11.
Creepin'Chief3:52$1.29
12.
Over When It's OverChief2:39$1.29
13.
Like Jesus DoesChief3:18$1.29
14.
How 'Bout YouSinners Like Me3:49$1.29
15.
These BootsSinners Like Me3:48$1.29
16.
I'm Gettin' StonedChief4:02$1.29
17.
Pledge Allegiance to the HagSinners Like Me4:25$1.29
18.
Two Pink LinesSinners Like Me3:27$1.29
19.
Country Music JesusChief3:52$1.29
20.
Hungover & Hard UpChief2:53$1.29
21.
Keep OnChief2:38$1.29
22.
Livin' Part of LifeSinners Like Me4:29$1.29
23.
LightningSinners Like Me5:14$1.29
24.
Lotta Boot Left to FillCarolina3:24$1.29
25.
What I Almost WasSinners Like Me3:21$1.29

Top Music Videos

Smoke a Little Smoke, Eric Church
1. Smoke a Little..
Drink In My Hand, Eric Church
2. Drink In My Ha..
Homeboy, Eric Church
3. Homeboy
Guys Like Me, Eric Church
4. Guys Like Me
Love Your Love the Most, Eric Church
5. Love Your Love..
Hell On the Heart, Eric Church
6. Hell On the He..
Lightning, Eric Church
7. Lightning
Two Pink Lines, Eric Church
8. Two Pink Lines


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