Real Name: Kenneth Eric Church
Date of Birth: May 3, 1977
Place of Birth: Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States
Wife: Katherine Blasingame
Children: Boone McCoy Church (son)
Sinners Like Me (2006)
Kenneth Eric Church (born in Granite Falls, North Carolina) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is married to music publisher Katherine Blasingame.
Church's songs are as straightforward as he is. His is music that looks its listener in the eye and speaks plainly about the human condition. It is a line that passes through Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings to John Prine and Steve Earle, and is finding a handful of torchbearers in this new century.
Eric Church grew up in Granite Falls, North Carolina. At age thirteen, 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 unpleasant places. Some of these places were so rough that he got into a few altercations from the stage. For a few years, his band played often in bars and restaurants throughout North Carolina. His band consisted of his college roommate, brother, and other fellow guitarist, temporarily naming their band the "Mountain Boys."
Before moving to Nashville, he graduated from South Caldwell High School and Appalachian State University with a degree in marketing. He later became engaged to a woman, but her father then persuaded Church to accept a corporate career. Church just about gave up on music, but instead left his fiancé and headed to Nashville, Tennessee. His father paid for his first six months in Nashville, so the financial cushion his father provided him gave him time to make contacts. Eric eventually found a publishing deal at Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing. Terri Clark took "The World Needs a Drink," which Church wrote with Casey Beathard, into the country top 30. Church married music publisher Katherine Blasingame on Jan 8, 2008.
Signed to Capitol Records in 2006, Church released his debut album Sinners Like Me that year. This album produced four chart 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, has produced two more singles: "Love Your Love the Most" and "Hell on the Heart" which have become his first two Top 10 hits.
- Eric Church - Creepin' Lyrics with Official Video
- Eric Church - Drink In My Hand Lyrics with Official Video
- Eric Church - Homeboy Lyrics with Official Video
- Eric Church - Love Your Love The Most Lyrics with Official Video
- Eric Church - Over When It's Over Lyrics with Video
- Eric Church - Smoke A Little Smoke Lyrics with Official Video
- Eric Church - Springsteen Lyrics with Official Video