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What Critics Have To Say About 'The Outsiders'

The Outsiders Album Review Notable Quotes “. . . not just the most consistent male country star of his generation but one of the brightest lights in any genre.” --Jody Rosen, New York MagazineThe Outsiders, is, in keeping with the pattern, his best yet; it’s also his most blustery, with the guitars and the outlaw swagger turned up, as the poet said, to eleven.” --Jody Rosen, New York Magazine “He's the most exciting, sonically fearless singer in Nashville.” – Rob Harvilla, SPIN (February cover story) “The guy who hates the term "outlaw" and still gets it all the time. The guy whose imminent fourth album, The Outsiders, is so audacious and sprawling and electrifying and ridiculous that he almost convinces you he still is one. The guy even people who don't like country like; the guy everyone else loves, unless he has (inadvertently, he would insist) insulted you personally, which is always possible. The guy so divisive he's a uniter.” – Rob Harvilla, SPIN

6 Free Shows | 6 Cities | 2 Days

Eric's new album The Outsiders is out NOW! Eric wants to celebrate with his fans so he's playing 6 FREE shows in 6 different cities on February 13th and 14th. These shows are first-come first-serve until the venue reaches capacity so let's fill 'er up! Check the schedule below to find out which shows are acoustic moments with Eric and which are full band with the ECB! All Church Choir guest list spots have been selected and notified so check with the venue to see what their rules are about lining up. Check out Eric's Tour section for rules and details 13-Feb-14 5pm - 8 Seconds Saloon - Indianapolis, IN -Acoustic - 21+ 7:30pm -The Dusty Armadillo - Rootstown, OH - Acoustic - 21+ 9pm - Joe’s Bar - Chicago, IL - Full Band - 21+ 14-Feb-14 5pm - Blind Horse - Greenville, SC - Acoustic - 18+ 7pm - Coyote Joes - Charlotte, NC - Acoustic - 18+ 8pm - Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta GA - Full Band - 18+

Spin Cover Story: Eric Marks His Territory

Spin.com takes an inside look at Eric's writing process for The Outsiders. "The original plan was to shoot guns or ride four-wheelers (or both, simultaneously), but instead, we have gathered here today on Eric Church's land to watch one of country music's biggest and/or baddest superstars spread deer musk on trees. This was his idea — his way of fulfilling the Manly Activity requirement of our time together." Read more at spin.com

NPR First Listen of The Outsiders Album

NPR music is streaming Eric's new album, The Outsiders in it's entirety all week until it hits stores February 11th. NPR said, "As he sings in one of the prettiest ballads on The Outsiders, for all his switchblade-wielding swagger, Church is a man who didn't die young. What he offers on The Outsiders is rebel maturity. Stay golden, Ponyboy." Read the rest of the story on NPR Music. Find out for yourself and pre-order your copy at iTunes, or a specialty package available only on Eric's site.

A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young Out Now

Get "A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young" NOW Only two more weeks until the release of Eric's new album, The Outsiders. To celebrate, we've released another track off the record. A MAN WHO WAS GONNA DIE YOUNG ERIC CHURCH / JEREMY SPILLMAN I LIKE FAST CARS AND SHARP DREAMS CHASED A LOT OF CRAZY THINGS LEFT BEHIND MY SHARE OF BROKEN PIECES THIS MORNING I TURNED 36 & WHEN YOU JUST REMEMBER HALF OF IT YOU WONDER HOW YOU out LIVED HANK OR JESUS I PUT THE RAGE IN THE RIVER AND THE ROLL IN THE THUNDER BUT YOU KEPT ME FROM GOING UNDER WHEN THAT CURRENT GOT TOO HEAVY I ALWAYS THOUGHT I’D BE A HEAP OF METAL IN A CLOUD OF SMOKE FOOT STUCK TO THE PEDAL SOLD FOR PARTS LIKE A JUNK YARD RUSTED OUT CHEVY FEAR IVE HAD NONE WHAT THE HELL MADE YOU WANNA LOVE A MAN WHO WAS GONNA DIE YOUNG IN THE MIRROR I SAW MY SURPRISE WHO KNEW GRAY HAIRS LIKED TO HIDE ON A HEAD DIDN’T THINK HE’D LIVE PAST THIRTY IF I MAKE IT THIRTY MORE IT’S THE BROWN THAT YOU’LL BE LOOKING FOR AS YOUR RUN YOUR FINGERS…

"Give Me Back My Hometown" Music Video Revealed

The mystery and excitement surrounding Eric’s forthcoming album The Outsiders continues to build with the release of the music video for his new single, “Give Me Back My Hometown.” The video was directed by Peter Zavadil and is the first chapter of an overarching narrative featuring characters that we will get to know throughout the course of listening to The Outsiders. Watch the brand new video for "Give Me Back My Hometown" here: http://smarturl.it/ECHOMETOWNVIDEO

Las Vegas Presale Today

Eric will be playing The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, NV April 26, 2014. Church Choir members can purchase presale tickets today, Tuesday, Jan. 7th, 2014 at 10:00am PST. Tickets will be WILL CALL ONLY and the person who purchased the tickets must be the person who picks up the tickets. This is our way of decreasing the chance of scalpers and ensuring that we get more tickets in the hands of fans! CHURCH CHOIR PRESALE TICKETS TO THIS SHOW WILL BE SOLD THROUGH ERICCHURCH.COM Date City, ST Venue Church Choir Presale Starts 04/26/14 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan 01/07/14 @ 10am PST Join the Church Choir > > Check out the rest of the Tour Schedule > >

Surprise Single Goes to Radio

A surprise track from Eric's new album The Outsiders has been released to radio stations today. If you have been following the teaser videos for Eric's new album, you will see that the reference to One will Rise and One Will Fall pertains to the single swap from "The Outsiders" to "Give Me Back My Hometown". Clear Channel radio stations are premiering the single every hour at the top of the hour starting at 6:00am ET through 6:00pm local time on Friday Jan. 3rd, 2014. "Give Me Back My Hometown" will be available on iTunes next week. Pre-order Eric's new album The Outsiders today on iTunes.

"The Outsiders" on SPIN's 50 Best Songs of 2013

Welp, this guy gets to do whatever the hell he wants now, so please enjoy a full Black Sabbath album distilled down to 60 seconds at the end of this fantastically standoffish backwoods-metal ode to an outsider status he's way, way, way too industry-anointed to actually claim anymore, but that's what makes Eric Church just the best. This sounds hilarious on country radio. Yearbook quote: "The players gonna play / And the haters gonna hate / And a regulator's born to regulate!" Next stop is the East Side Motel. R.H. Read the article HERE.

Arlington, TX Show Sells Out First Day

GEORGE STRAIT’S FINAL TOUR STOP AT AT&T STADIUM SELLS OUT FIRST DAY More than 100,000 to be in attendance for the "King of Country’s" all-star farewell concert The final stop for Quicken Loans Presents George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas sold out within hours of tickets going on sale today, Dec. 6, 2013. The show, which will be the star-studded grand finale of George Strait’s final two-year tour, is set to take place June 7, 2014 with a crowd of more than 100,000 in attendance. Six-time Grammy Award-winning group Asleep At The Wheel will open the show at AT&T Stadium, and country superstars Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack will perform three songs each. Strait will perform a full set of his legendary career-making hits. "Wow. To see this response from the fans to our final show is humbling and exciting at the same time,"…

Eric Church: The Billboard Cover Story

With "The Outsiders," due in February, Church is bringing his harder-rocking country sound to the next level. "It's important for the health of the format that we all don't follow the leader, that we branch out" Eric's putting the finishing touches on his fourth album, "The Outsiders," which is due Feb. 11 on EMI Records Nashville. Church was already at the vanguard of contemporary country's rock movement, but The Outsiders blurs the lines even further. The first single, the title track, contains even more of the rough electric guitar and big booming drums that define Church's live shows. It's dark and loud, and without the North Carolina accent in Church's vocals it might find itself in between Kings of Leon and Linkin Park on rock radio. But its rebel attitude ("We saddle 'em up and ride in the pouring rain/We're the junkyard dogs, we're the alley cats") and the twang in the vocals put it squarely in the world of country music. Like a modern-day Lynyrd Skynyrd, Church…
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