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Chief, Eric Church

Eric Church

July 22nd, 2011

Birth Name:
Kenneth Eric Church

Eric Church


Years Active:
'00s, '10s


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

Eric Church


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

Name Album Time Price
Springsteen Chief 4:23 $1.29
Drink In My Hand Chief 3:11 $1.29
Homeboy Chief 3:47 $1.29
Smoke a Little Smoke Carolina 3:11 $1.29
Guys Like Me Sinners Like Me 3:11 $0.69
Carolina Carolina 4:39 $0.69
Love Your Love the Most Carolina 2:50 $1.29
Sinners Like Me Sinners Like Me 3:52 $1.29
Hell On the Heart Carolina 2:44 $1.29
Jack Daniels Chief 5:04 $1.29
Creepin' Chief 3:52 $1.29
Over When It's Over Chief 2:39 $1.29
Like Jesus Does Chief 3:18 $1.29
How 'Bout You Sinners Like Me 3:49 $1.29
These Boots Sinners Like Me 3:48 $1.29
I'm Gettin' Stoned Chief 4:02 $1.29
Pledge Allegiance to the Hag Sinners Like Me 4:25 $1.29
Two Pink Lines Sinners Like Me 3:27 $1.29
Country Music Jesus Chief 3:52 $1.29
Hungover & Hard Up Chief 2:53 $1.29
Keep On Chief 2:38 $1.29
Livin' Part of Life Sinners Like Me 4:29 $1.29
Lightning Sinners Like Me 5:14 $1.29
Lotta Boot Left to Fill Carolina 3:24 $1.29
What I Almost Was Sinners Like Me 3:21 $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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