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Eric Church        

Country Music Singer-Songwriter; Best Known for "How 'Bout You" and "Springsteen"

Eric Church is a country music singer-songwriter. His debut album, Sinners Like Me, produced four singles on the Billboard country chart, 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," "Drink in My Hand," which became his first No. 1 single in January 2012, and "Springsteen," which became his second No. 1 single in June 2012.

Before moving to Nashville, Eric Church 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. He broke the engagement and 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.

Arthur Buenahora Jr. signed him to a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing. Church co-wrote Terri Clark's 2005 single "The World Needs a Drink," and the track "Whiskey Wings" on Dean Miller's 2005 album Platinum.

His first single, "How 'Bout You" peaked at No. 14 on Hot Country Songs and led off his debut album Sinners Like Me. In April 2006, he performed on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time.

The album's other two singles, "Two Pink Lines" and "Guys Like Me," both reached the Top 20 as well. Following the album's success, Church toured with Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts. In 2008, Eric Church released a fifth single, "His Kind of Money (My Kind of Love)" to country radio. Following was "Love Your Love the Most," which debuted in early 2009 and was the first single from his second album Carolina. Carolina was produced by Jay Joyce, and is entirely composed of songs that he co-wrote. "Love Your Love the Most" brought Church to the top 10 for the first time, peaking at No. 10 in September 2009. The album's second single, "Hell on the Heart," debuted in October 2009 and would also hit the top 10 in May 2010. The third single from "Carolina" was "Smoke A Little Smoke."

Church released "Homeboy" to country radio in early 2011. The album Chief was released in 2011, debuting at No. 1 on both Top Country Albums and the Billboard 200. Chief was a nominee for the 2012 Grammy Awards for Best Country Album. "Drink in My Hand" became his first No. 1 single. "Springsteen" was released as the third single from Chief, and it became a No. 1 country hit. The album's other singles were "Creepin'" and "Like Jesus Does" in January 2013.

In 2012, he released his first live album called Caught in the Act. Church's album Chief won Album of The Year, and he was honored as one of the CMT Artists of the Year Awards.

In October 2013, Church released a new single titled "The Outsiders."


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