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Eric Church To Release Live Album in April

Eric Church LiveEMI Records’ Eric Church will release a 17-track live album, Caught In The Act: Live, on Tuesday, April 9. The album will feature songs from Sinners Like Me, Carolina and  Chief. The album was recorded at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre in October 2012 and is Church’s first live recording. A double gatefold vinyl version of the record will also be made available on National Record Store Day, April 20. The package will include four additional tracks and a special whiskey-infused 7-inch.

Caught In The Act: Live features raw performances of songs like “Pledge Allegiance To The Hag,” “Smoke A Little Smoke,” “How ‘Bout You,” “Creepin’” and more.

Pollstar Names Eric Church A Top Touring Act Of 2012

Church is nominated for two Grammy® awards this year, both for his hit, “Springsteen,” in the categories Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.

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Pollstar Names Eric Church A Top Touring Act Of 2012

Eric Church It’s only fitting in a year that landed GRAMMY nominee and CMA Award winner Eric Church at the top of the country singles chart with the two week No. 1 “Springsteen” that both Church and The Boss share something else in common – top placement on Pollstar’s Worldwide Ticket Sales Chart. Church joins the company of Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Roger Waters, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, Cirque du Soleil, Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Metallica, and Dave Matthews Band. With over 765,000 tickets sold, Church’s The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour ranks at No. 11 on the chart published today at Pollstar.com.

“To be listed beside these acts—based solely on the number of tickets sold throughout the year on our tour—is just incredible. I distinctively remember playing for eight people just over two years ago in a club in Texas, so to hear that that number has grown to what it was in 2012 is a true testament to the fans, their passion, and my band and crew’s dedication to making our show the best it can be night after night,” shares Church. The number of tickets sold on The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour in 2012, which covered 101 tour dates, matches what he sold in the prior six years of his touring career. Continue Reading →

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Country Thunder Arizona Announces Star-Packed Line-Up Including Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert and More

Four-Day Weekend Passes Available at $99 for a Limited Time

Eric ChurchCountry Thunder is rolling into Florence, Ariz., April 11-14, 2013, and they’re bringing today’s hottest country stars with them — Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, Kip Moore and many more (complete list below) .  And don’t forget, in order to enter the campgrounds a 4-day admission wristband is required. Four-day passes are available for the early bird special rate of $99 for a very limited time, so get yours now before they go up in price to $120 TONIGHT at 11:59pm CST. For more on tickets for 2013 or for any of your Country Thunder needs, please visit www.countrythunder.com or call (866) 802-6418.

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Eric Church Tops List Of Nominees For “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” With 5 Nominations

Eric Church tops the list of final nominees for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards”   with five nominations. The reigning CMA Female and Male Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton each received four nominations. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, and Taylor Swift each received three nominations for Country Music’s Biggest Night™.

“The depth and variety of talent represented by this year’s nominees is outstanding,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “From Country Music legends, to cross-format favorites, to current superstars, and an exciting crop of artists who have jumped to that next level – the 2012 CMA Awards are going to be an exciting evening of entertainment for any fan of great music and memorable performances.”

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Eric Church’s Band Members Host Charity Golf Tournament In Support Of MusiCares®

Photo credit: John Peets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Tuesday, August 28, 2012) – The musicians behind platinum-selling country music artist Eric Church are banding together to benefit GRAMMY’s MusiCares® and calling on other industry professionals to do the same. On Sept. 25, 2012 they will host the inaugural “Put A Club In My Hand” charity golf tournament at Gaylord Springs Golf Links in Nashville, TN commencing with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Industry professionals and musicians are invited to compete for the championship, plus have access to complimentary food, prizes, contests and more. Continue Reading →

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What Do ZZ Top And Dierks Bentley Have In Common?

Both have tapped hot new progressive country/rock trio The Cadillac Black as their opening act. They will be opening for rock legend  ZZ Top this September and just wrapped the Back To College Tour with Dierks Bentley. Continue Reading →

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Adele Cleans Up, Whitney is Remembered, and Numerous Performances Rock The GRAMMYs

Lady GaGa, Miranda Lambert, and Blake Shelton at the GRAMMYsIf you watched last night’s GRAMMY Awards, two things are clear: (in case you didn’t hear) Whitney Houston is no longer with us, and Adele cleaned house. And also, there were some (and by some, I mean 382) performances in there. Oh and this image to the left? Nothing but freaking hilarious.

If you happened to catch me on Twitter (@mattwilliams27) throughout the telecast, you’d know that much of the night was worthy of a good ribbing. Most notably was Chris Brown’s useless, God-awful performance, Taylor Swift ironically coming up flat on a note during the line in her performance of Mean: “…grumbling on about how I can’t sing,” a couple collaborations that sort of fell short, and a MIA Kanye West, despite his leading in the nominations.

On the other hand, certain elements will not soon be forgotten. I don’t typically comment on fashion, but if anyone saw Rihanna on the red carpet, they were probably picking their jaw up off the ground. And although I was sick of Whitney Houston references by the time LL Cool J took the stage, the simple, understated, and beautifully powerful tribute to her by Jennifer Hudson brought the house down.

Watch Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston Tribute | “I Will Always Love You”

Rihanna looking fabulous on the GRAMMY red carpet

As did the highly anticipated return of Adele, who gave her first performance after undergoing vocal chord surgery. She absolutely nailed it, and received a well-deserved standing ovation. Oh yeah, and she went six-for-six on awards, including the big three: Song and Record of the Year for Rolling in the Deep, and album of the year for “21.” Bon Iver took home Best New Artist, which surprised many people, mainly because… no one knew who they (or he?) were.

The night also featured a fun, but touching tribute to Glen Campbell, featuring the Rhinestone Cowboy himself as well as The Band Perry and Blake Shelton. Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson performed their hit Don’t You Wanna Stay, and although Aldean’s mic cut out at the very end, they sounded fantastic.

The big story in the country realm last night was The Civil Wars, who took home Best Country Duo/Group Performance for Barton Hollow and Best Folk Album. They also performed a segment of Barton Hollow while introducing Taylor Swift. Taylor, by the way, took home two honors, including Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for Mean. Lady Antebellum came up with a (in my opinion) highly-contested win for Best Country Album for “Own The Night” over Swift’s “Speak Now,” Aldean’s “My Kinda Party,” “Chief” by Eric Church (who I wanted to see take it), “Red River Blue” by Blake Shelton, and “Here For A Good Time” by George Strait.

So all-in-all… meh. Whitney will be missed, but the timing of her death overshadowed the entire show. Adele was well deserving of her awards and her standing ovations. And I think we proved that the most talented individuals don’t need dancers, pyrotechnics, auto tune, theatrics or lip-syncing (although Katy Perry’s performance was enjoyable, and an obvious “in your face” to Russell Brand). Real talent needs a microphone and a stage, and sometimes a guitar. And for that, Nashville, we thank you.

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