Kenneth Eric Church (born May 3, 1977), known professionally as Eric Church, is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to Capitol Records since 2005, he has since released a total of four studio albums for that label. His debut album, 2006's Sinners Like Me, produced four singles on the Billboard country charts including the Top 20 hits "How 'Bout You", "Two Pink Lines", and "Guys Like Me".
Amiable/Good-Natured, Gentle, Bright, Innocent, Romantic, Sentimental, Summery, Sweet, Light, Warm, Earnest, Intimate, Earthy, Freewheeling, Laid-Back/Mellow, Refined/Mannered, Relaxed, Rousing, Rustic, Smooth
Banjo, Bass (Electric), Drums, Electronic Drums, Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals
Contemporary Country, Country-Rock
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Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States
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Country, Southern rock
Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Nashville
Terri Clark, Jay Joyce
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Kenneth Eric Church
South Caldwell High School, Hudson, North Carolina, USA
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA
Granite Falls, North Carolina, USA
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
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Kenneth Eric Church (born May 3, 1977), known professionally as Eric Church, is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to Capitol Records in 2005, he released a total a four studio albums for that label. His debut album, 2006's Sinners Like Me, produced four singles on the Billboard country charts including the Top 20 hits "How 'Bout You," "Two Pink Lines," and "Guys Like Me." His second album, 2009's Carolina, produced three more singles: "Smoke a Little Smoke" and his first Top 10 hits, "Love Your Love the Most" and "Hell on the Heart." 2011's Chief, his first No. 1 album, includes the singles "Homeboy," "Creepin'", and "Like Jesus Does". This album also gave him his first two No.1 hits in "Drink in My Hand," and "Springsteen" in January and June 2012. "The Only Way I Know", which he and Jason Aldean along with Luke Bryan recorded together on Aldean's album Night Train, went on to become his third number one in early 2013. A fourth album, The Outsiders, was released in February 2014. It became his second No.1 album on the charts early in that same year. It also includes three new singles in its title track, "Give Me Back My Hometown" (which became his fourth number one on the Country Airplay chart), and "Cold One", all released in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Kenneth Eric Church was born and raised in Granite Falls, North Carolina on May 3, 1977. At 13, he bought a guitar and began writing songs of his own. By his senior year of high school, he had found a gig at a local bar, which occupied most of his time. He played many Jimmy Buffett cover songs and a few of his own original songs in some dive bars. Some of these places were so rough that he got into a few altercations from the stage. For a few years, the band played often in bars and restaurants throughout North Carolina. The band "Mountain Boys" consisted of his college roommate, brother, and a fellow guitarist.
Before moving to Nashville, Eric graduated from South Caldwell High School and then Appalachian State University with a degree in marketing. Upon graduation, Church became engaged. The future bride's father attempted to persuade Eric into a corporate career, which he rejected as an aspiring musician. She broke the engagement and he headed to Nashville with his father's financial backing. His father also provided the opportunity to make contacts, and more importantly, time to focus on developing his songwriting ability.
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Smoke a Little Smoke (single)
Brown - Dark
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southern rock, bluegrass
Vocals, guitar, piano, banjo
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Terri Clark Jay Joyce, Lzzy Hale
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