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Eric Church - Chief Review 05-08-2011 | 0 comments Look at the list of song titles on country star Eric Church's new album 'Chief' - "Drink in My Hand," "Like Jesus Does," "Hungover & Hard Up," "Jack Daniels," etc. - and there may not be much reason to... read more » Eric Church – Carolina Review 02-09-2009 | 0 comments With three Top 20 singles to his name, Eric Church still managed to score a spot between The Lost Trailers and Kid Rock on a recent list of least favorite artists among country listeners. As one of the... read more »
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|3||Caldwell County ||5,726|
|5||Sinners Like Me ||6,033|
|6||Caught In The Act: Live ||8,211|
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Eric Church is a country music singer and songwriter who released his third studio album, Chief. The Homeboy explains that the album's title refers to a nickname of not only the singer's grandfather, but also Church's own pet name among friends and family.
Eric grew up in Granite Falls, N.C., in an area known as one of the world's furniture capitals. He recalls being 4 years old, standing on a table at a local restaurant, singing "Elvira" to a waitress and a handful of patrons who would reward him with change. He was 13 when he started writing songs, and he bought a cheap, hard-to-tune guitar and taught himself to play, influenced by his parents' eclectic tastes, which stretched from Motown to bluegrass.
At a little bar in the mountains of North Carolina, he watched a band called the Harris Brothers getting big tips for playing songs that he knew, and by the summer of his junior year, he had a gig of his own. His first gig was with M. Snow at Woodland's Barbeque in Blowing Rock. The wait staff eventually drove them off because of their ablility to keep fans around for longer than desired hours. He quickly formed a band with Snow, his brother and another guitarist and was bestowed the name The Mountain Boys by several fans at one of their first gigs at a restaurant called Arizonas. The first night they knew just 14 songs, but they faked their way through a four-hour set and held onto enough of the crowd to help launch them as a regional act. In a year or so, Church was throwing original songs into the set mix and not long afterward was selling CDs of his own material. For two years, they played often in bars and restaurants in the Hickory, Lenoir, and Boone area.
Church played basketball, baseball and golf in high school, but in college, he turned to music. Before moving to Nashville, he graduated from college with a degree in marketing. In return, his father paid for his first six months in Music City.
The financial cushion his father had given him gave him time to make contacts. Six months in, he had to take a day job, but six months after that, he was signed to a publishing deal at Sony/ATV Tree Music Publishing. He began getting cuts, including Terri Clark's "The World Needs a Drink." Then, Arthur Buenahora at the publishing company introduced Church to producer Jay Joyce. The two clicked instantly and began cutting demos.
Following a showcase, Church signed to Capitol Nashville, with Joyce producing his debut album, "Sinners Like Me."
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|02-11-2011 15:13 countryjane|
for listeners of great lyrics Supurb Album
|26-06-2007 15:24 deeree|
@ Guys Like Me
This song describes my kind of guy I love it.
|30-05-2007 15:25 countrybabe1992|
@ Guys Like Me
This song i Effin sweet.. my future husband LOL!!! no seriously though i love it soooo much!!!
|10-01-2007 18:29 Skoalie|
@ Guys Like Me
Great Fuckin Song!!!