iTunes named Eric Church their 2011 Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year for 2011.
In addition, NPR Music hails CHIEF as one of their Top 50 Albums of the Year noting, "On his third album, Church hits his stride, chronicling wild nights and epic hangovers with just the right amount of critical distance.
The album also landed an impressive spot at No. 19 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 50 Best Albums of 2011 and it sits at No. 9 on Amazon's Best Country Albums of 2011.
The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour is scheduled to hit 50 markets in 2012 beginning with Fort Smith, Arkansas on January 19.
"I am so grateful for the many ways CHIEF has changed my life," shares Church. "There is no cooler thing as a recording artist than when people tell you that your music matters to them. Every single day the momentum for this record gets bigger and stronger, and I can't wait for next year to share this music with the people who truly made this happen. It's gonna be one hell of a tour!"
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Rarely do I buy an album on iTunes....usually just the songs I like. With Eric Church, you can't just buy a song! Especially Chief.....I never tire of listening to it! The entire album is awesome!