NASHVILLE, TN. (Saturday, January 10, 2015) – Eric Church took the stage Saturday night (January 10th) in Nashville, Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena demanding, once again, that the fans pay attention, crackling “Nashville, I have high expectations for you. I live here!” And the 18,411 fans in attendance at The Outsiders World Tour roared letting their ‘Chief’ know they were right there with him for the night. Church’s record-breaking crowd shatters the venue’s highest attended event, The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, set on Feb. 16, 2006.

    This news comes on the heels of Church’s achievement as the top-selling and highest-selling album debut of 2014 with his RIAA Platinum certified The Outsiders and four GRAMMY nominations including Best Country Song for his third No. 1, “Give Me Back My Hometown,” and Best Country Album — bringing his career tally to seven.

    Nashville’s The Scene dubbed Church a “modern country troubadour,” and tonight’s show lived up to that moniker with a set list varying across his 2006 critically-acclaimed debut Sinners Like Me to 2009’s Carolina and deep album cuts from his 2011 commercial breakthrough Chief. Church kicked off the night with the title track to his latest album, “The Outsiders,” but allowed the crowd in Nashville to feel like an insider as he reveled in the ups and downs depicted through the characters portrayed across his vast catalogue.

    Church will continue The Outsiders World Tour on Wed., January 14 in Oklahoma City, OK at the Ford Center. To purchase ticket or learn more about Eric Church, visit www.ericchurch.com and www.facebook.com/ericchurch, or follow @EricChurch on Twitter.  

  • NEW YEAR’S LINERS: Darius, David, Dierks, Easton, Church, Paslay, Gary, Jennifer, Jon, Kacey, Kelleigh, LBT, Luke, Brothers Osborne and more (AUDIO)

    Several artists have taken the time off around the holidays and will hit it hard when they return to the road in mid-January. Some artists have resolutions and some are very helpful with their own hangover cures for those who imbibe too much on New Year’s Eve.

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)

    LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)
    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Audio / LINER David Nail (New Year)

    LINER David Nail (New Year)
    “This is David Nail, wishing you a Happy New Year’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)

    LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)
    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Easton Corbin (New Years)

    LINER Easton Corbin (New Years)
    “Hey everybody! I’m Easton Corbin, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (5 Countdown)

    LINER Eric Church (5 COUNTDOWN)
    “5-4-3-2-1…Happy New Year. This is Eric Church.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (10 Countdown)

    LINER Eric Church (10 COUNTDOWN)
    “10-9-8-7—6-54321, Happy New Year, y’all. It’s Eric Church, and it’s time to put a drink in MY hand!”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)

    LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Eric Church, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Happy New Year)

    LINER Eric Paslay (Happy New Year)
    “Hi! I’m Eric Paslay, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Happy New Year)

    LINER Gary Allan (New Year)
    “Hey everybody! I’m Gary Allan. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jennifer Nettles (New Year)

    LINER Jennifer Nettles (New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Jennifer Nettles, wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)

    LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)
    “Hi! I’m Jon Pardi, wish you a Happy New Year!” 

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (New Year)

    LINER Josh Turner (New Year)
    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)

    LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (New Year)

    LINER Keith Urban (New Year)
    “Hey everyone! This is Keith Urban. Have a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kelleigh Bannen (New Year)

    LINER Kelleigh Bannen (New Year)
    “Hey there! It’s Kelleigh Bannen, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (New Year)

    LINER Kip Moore (New Year)
    “It’s Kip Moore, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (New Year)

    LINER LBT (New Year)
    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)

    LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)
    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)

    LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)
    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy New Year!” 


    The video for “Talladega” — the fourth single from Eric Church‘s Grammy-nominated album, The Outsiders — premiered on VEVO on Friday (December 5th). Check it out below.


    Nashville, Tenn. – (Dec. 4, 2014) – This week, Eric Church debuts the music video for his latest hit single, “Talladega.”

    Church Choir members will get an exclusive first look at the video today (Thursday, Dec. 4) at EricChurch.com. “Talladega” will then premiere Friday (Dec. 5) on Vevo.com and Saturday (Dec. 6 at 11 AM/ET) on “CMT Hot 20 Countdown,” before being released to all video outlets on Monday (Dec.8).

    “Talladega” is the fourth single from Church’s critically acclaimed 2014 album The Outsiders, a CMA Album of the Year Award nominee. The poignant song looks at memory through the lens of a youthful trip taken to the iconic Alabama racetrack. Like an earlier single from The Outsiders, the chart-topping “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Talladega” showcases Church’s softer side and his ability to filter shared universal experiences through deeply personal points of view.

    The video, directed by Peter Zavadil from a concept by Church’s longtime manager John Peets, arrives as the song is set to break into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. “Talladega” is the North Carolina native’s 14th Top 20 entry on that chart.

    “Talladega” weaves performances filmed at Nashville Speedway with a narrative about the passing of time that’s augmented with archival Super 8mm footage of family, celebration and, of course, racetrack scenes. The video’s release caps a stellar year for Church. The Outsiders enjoyed one of 2014’s best debuts regardless of genre and will likely appear on several year-end best-of lists. He was a top nominee at the CMA Awards as he continued to push country music in new directions, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone’s first country issue, and played to his largest crowds yet.

    Church is on the road with his “The Outsiders World Tour” mates Dwight Yoakam and Halestorm through Dec. 13 before kicking off the 2015 leg of the tour in January. For tickets or to learn more about Eric Church, visit www.ericchurch.com and www.facebook.com/ericchurch, or follow @EricChurch on Twitter.



    Eric Church fans have proven to be a very loyal bunch, turning out to purchase nearly 145,000 copies of his latest album, Chief, during its first week of release. They’ve also been quite the inspiration for a handful of songs on the album, including his current single, “Drink in My Hand.” “I was on the bus with a couple of co-writers of mine, and we had just walked offstage and saw the crowd, saw our fans and saw ‘em put their beers in the air,” recalls Eric. “You could just tell that they had worked all week and this was their moment to let all that wash away. And that was where the title was born from really. ‘Everything’s OK now, I’ve got a drink in my hand, and I’m relaxing and I’m chilling.’ That just became a really good song born from our fans.”

    Audio / Eric Church (Drink in My Hand)


    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Here's latest single, Drink in My Hand)


    Audio / Liner Eric Church (Check Out Drink in My Hand)


    AUDIO: Eric Church talks about “Drink in My Hand,” a song from his new album, Chief.

    Eric Church (Drink in my Hand) OC: …play that one. :42

    “We were out on tour. I think we were on tour with Miranda [Lambert] at the time, and I was on the bus with a couple of co-writers of mine, and we had just walked offstage and saw the crowd, saw our fans and saw ‘em put their beers in the air. You could just tell that they had worked all week and this was their moment to let all that wash away. And that was where the title was born from really. ‘Everything’s OK now, I’ve got a drink in my hand, and I’m relaxing and I’m chilling.’ That just became a really good song born from our fans. They’re the ones that inspired that, and it was on tour. It was on a tour bus, and I’ll never forget it. I’m happy it turned out the way it did, and I think our fans are gonna love putting their beer, or whatever they’re drinking, up in the air when we play that one.”




    “Drink In My Hand” Marks Church’s First-Ever Top 5 and Climbing Single on Country Billboard Charts

    Few albums demanded attention in 2011 like Eric Church’s CHIEF, and subsequently ticket sales for his headlining tour are smoldering with the plea. Having broken Jason Aldean’s record for the highest number of tickets ever sold for a live event at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS, and experiencing near sell-outs in additional markets, Church will now bring his “delightfully overemphatic outlaw aspirations and snarling power chords,” as SPIN describes them, to fans in Atlantic City, New York City, Orlando, Nashville, Minneapolis and more,  (full list below). Meanwhile, the Best Country Album of the Year 2012 GRAMMY nominee is celebrating  his first-ever top five and climbing single on the Country Billboard charts, “Drink In My Hand.”

    Due to overwhelming demand, Church will now headline several coveted venues including Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO for the first time in his career. “Every good artist reaches a watershed moment and Eric Church has arrived at his with CHIEF,” wrote The Boston Globe; and there’s no challenging their prediction now as Church garnered placement on numerous “Best Of” lists for 2011.

    Tickets for upcoming dates are on-sale now and fans also have the option to purchase a special “VIP Package” where they’ll be treated to an exclusive VIP pre-concert party and intimate acoustic performance from Church backstage. For more information and to purchase, visit www.ericchurch.com.

    The full list of Church’s upcoming tour dates is below, with an asterisk (*) denoting a new addition.

    Eric Church The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour Dates:

    1/19      Fort Smith, AR- Fort Smith Convention Center

    1/20      Cape Girardeau, MO- Show Me Center

    1/21      Southaven, MS- Landers Center

    1/26      Madison, WI – The Alliant Energy Center

    1/27      Saginaw, MI- The Dow Event Center

    1/28      Terre Haute, IN- The ISU Hulman Center

    2/2        Savannah, GA-Savannah Civic Center

    2/3        Knoxville, TN-Thompson Boling Arena

    2/4        Norfolk, VA-Ted Constant Center

    2/16      Greenville, SC-Bi-Lo Center

    2/17      Salisbury, MD- Wicomico Civic Center

    2/18      Greensboro, NC-Greensboro Coliseum

    2/23      Battle Creek, MI-Kellogg Arena

    2/24      Cleveland, OH-Wolstein Center at CSU

    2/25      Ft. Wayne, IN- Allen County War Memorial Col.

    3/1        Portland, ME- Cumberland Country Civic Center

    3/2        Lowell, MA- Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell

    3/3        Indiana, PA- Kocalchick Center

    3/8        Oklahoma City, OK- Chesapeake Energy Center

    3/9        Jonesboro, AR – ASU Convocation Center*

    3/10      Orange Beach, AL- Amphitheater at The Wharf

    3/14      New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom*

    3/15      Binghampton, NY – Broome County Arena*

    3/16      Reading, PA – Sovereign Center*

    3/17      Atlantic City, NJ – Etess Arena*

    3/22      Estero, FL – Germain Arena*

    3/23      Orlando, FL – UCF Arena*

    3/24      Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee Civic Center*

    4/12      Tupelo, MS – BancorpSouth Arena*

    4/13      Bossier City, LA – Centurylink Center*

    4/14      Auburn, AL – Alpha Psi Rodeo*

    4/19      Evansville, IN – Ford Center*

    4/20      St Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena*

    4/21      Pikeville, KY – Eastern KY Expo Center*

    4/26      Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena*

    4/27      Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena*

    4/28      Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum*

    5/3        Springfield, MO – JQH Arena*

    5/5        Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*

    5/10      Toledo, OH – Huntington Center*

    5/11      Hoffman Estates, IL – Sears Centre*

    5/12      Youngstown, OH – Covelli Center*

    5/17      Minneapolis, MN – Target Center*

    5/18      Topeka, KS – Landon Arena*

    5/19      Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*

    Opening acts for various dates include Brantley Gilbert, Sonia Leigh, Blackberry Smoke, Jon Pardi, The Cadillac Black and Drake White

    Audio / Eric Church (tour rehearsals)


    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Looking forward to seeing you soon)


    AUDIO: Eric Church talks about rehearsing for his upcoming Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour.

    Eric Church (tour rehearsals) OC: … translate to the show.

    “I think this is the first time we’ve ever really had to rehearse for a headline arena tour, or any other kind of tour, because it’s such a big tour. I mean, it’s the first time that we’ve really had control of the stage, it’s the first time we’ve had this size set, this size of production. And it’s gonna be neat to go in, and you can kind of feel the energy already, even though we’re a couple of weeks away. You can feel it building. I mean, every day gets ya a little closer. It’s like a distant drum that gets louder and louder, and I’m excited. Usually, in touring season, I’m dreading starting again, because I don’t feel like we had enough time off. Every year, it gets shorter and shorter. This is the first year that I mean, I’m chomping at the bit. My band’s been chomping at the bit. We’re ready to get out there and play, and we’re as excited as we’ve ever been, and I think it’ll translate to the show.”