A+E Networks announced today that it will present “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America” on Friday, November 20 at 8PM ET/PT. The concert will be recorded at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, November 18th. The two-hour special event will air across the entire A+E Networks portfolio, including A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, H2, LMN and FYI. The concert will kick off A+E Networks’ campaign to confront issues of race, and promote unity and progress on racial equity, inspired by the response of the Mother Emanuel family members in Charleston and others working for reconciliation and change around the country.
The biggest names in music, including Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Rhiannon Giddens, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink, Jill Scott, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Bruce Springsteen, Sting and Pharrell Williams, will join together to…
After wrapping earlier than expected at a private event in his home state, Eric found himself only an hour and a half away from the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame ceremony where his mother, Rita Church, accompanied by his sister Kendra, were attending the induction to accept the invitation on his behalf. Realizing he had no time to spare, Eric borrowed the keys to his father Ken's vehicle and--with his wife Katherine and assistant Marshall Alexander in tow--they rushed in an attempt to make it to the Gem Theater in time for the dedication. While Alexander drove, Eric was busy texting his sister--unbeknownst to her or the hundreds in attendance--to see if he could arrive in time as he now had set his mind on attending and surprising the crowd.
When only a few miles away, Eric learned his mother had stepped on stage to read her remarks of gratitude for the honor, but…
Church Choir members can purchase tickets to the “Inside The Outsider” Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum during our limited time pre-sale starting Thursday, September 10th at 10am CST and ending on September 17th, at 5pm CST.
Tickets will be sold to Premium and Standard Church Choir members at a discounted rate and the choir will have a chance to buy a limited edition t-shirt bundle to commemorate this milestone exhibit! This t-shirt design will be available one time only and will be offered during the pre-sale only.
An already amazing 19-month run got even better Wednesday morning when Eric Church learned he was nominated for a leading five CMA Awards, including top honor Entertainer of the Year.
It’s Eric's first nomination in that category, and one earned through tireless work, innovation and old-fashioned entertaining. He’s also up for Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Like a Wrecking Ball,” Single of the Year for “Talladega” and Musical Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.
On September 24th, in a special program presented by the Skirball Cultural Center and the GRAMMY Foundation, GRAMMY winner Gregg Allman, discusses the impact of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham on his career with Eric Church, who counts Allman among his biggest influences. The evening concludes with live acoustic performances by both Gregg and Eric, which will be recorded as part of the GRAMMY Foundation Living Histories program.
Get tickets here: http://www.skirball.org/allman-church
Just announced! Eric Church will headline both nights at the American Roots Music & Arts Festival in Raleigh, NC!
The festival will take place on Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.
Pre-sale tickets can be purchased starting Thursday, August 6th at 10:00 AM ET with the Pre-sale Code: AR2015
Even by Eric Church’s ever-expanding definition, Thursday night’s show under a full moon to open Nashville’s brand new Ascend Amphitheater was different. Maybe even a little weird, he told fans.
“The thing about tonight is you get to see something you’ll never see again,” Church told the crowd, which pushed against the lip of the new venue’s stage and stretched up to the top of the new shed's back walls. “Because after tonight we’re never doing this (bleep) again.” Full of deep cuts, improvisational arrangements, a few lyric slips, a never-before-heard new song and lots of laughs, the set was reminiscent of the solo outing Church played earlier this year in Salt Lake City when most of his band fell ill due to a virus on The Outsiders World Tour. Church built “The Outsider’s Joint” on stage, complete with bars and bartenders, friends and band members seated along his playing…
Eric will be honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum when he becomes the subject of their next cameo exhibition opening Sept. 18. “Eric Church: Inside the Outsider” runs through February 2016 and will spotlight the North Carolina native’s hard-hitting path from a kid with a dream to becoming a multi-Platinum-selling country rocker filling arenas, amphitheaters and stadiums. The display will include guitars, song manuscripts, stage wear, photos and more personally chosen from Church’s collection.
Eric's performance of "Like a Wrecking Ball" on this year's CMT Awards was critically acclaimed as one of the best performances of the evening. His performance video is shooting up the CMT charts, entering the Hot 20 at #17 this week. Watch the video below and vote for Eric in the Hot 20 here.
The music video for Eric's smash hit "Talladega" has been nominated for Male Video Of The Year at this year's CMT Music Awards.
Click here to cast your vote: http://on.cmt.com/1eNvxRB
In addition to his nomination, The Chief will take stage and perform during the awards, live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
With a simple yet propitious promise that no two nights will ever be the same, Eric has fans repeatedly coming back for more. Last night's The Outsiders World Tour stop at Lincoln, Nebraska's Pinnacle Bank Arena further proved why the man Stereogum called "our greatest working rock star" has notched his fourth North America venue attendance record of 2015 with 15,823 present--a record previously held by Sir Elton John (November 23, 2014; attendance 14,368).
With his fervent band backing him the majority of the night, Church performed over two hours of original music with hits "Give Me Back My Hometown" and "Smoke A Little Smoke" interspersed by deeper album cuts like "Longer Gone" and "Livin' Part of Life" emerging from his vast arsenal.
"I'm humbled by the success this tour has had," Church adds. "The records it has set, by some of my muses and heroes, it's [all] very…