Cross Country

In July, Nielsen SoundScan released its sales figures by mid-year. The best selling 2.7 million records, the album was the soundtrack to the animated film “Frozen”. Second, selling nearly two million fewer copies was self-titled album Beyoncé. Third, it is not far behind, Eric Church was “The Outsiders,” released in February. At No. 7 was “Crash My Party.”


Luke Bryan If you read about all the mainstream press, or independent survey websites like Pitchfork, or if you’re just out of touch with the movements of pop stars Nashville, you could be forgiven for not knowing who these guys are. Bryan and Church are both pushing forty, and have released five albums each. They are neither teenagers nor grizzled veterans, but they are perfect examples of how Nashville has built a model for the pop song, with its verse-chorus-bridge architecture standard, which has lasted longer than the other genres that have traditionally used the form.

Until recently, country music was seen as the music stylistically retrograde-conservative conservative states. But the truth is more complicated. In the nineties, Garth Brooks was mixing stadium rock songs in their country. He was also singing about gay rights, something that took a Top Ten rapper to do two decades.

In 2000, when pop stars were unlikely to write songs about domestic violence, the Dixie Chicks Top Twenty scored a hit with “Goodbye Earl,” a cheerfully ruthless narrative about two friends who poison an abusive husband. And Taylor Swift is one of many artists from the countries that incorporate caps hip-hop and R & B in their live performances, a favor which is often not returned by their peers in other genres. Country refuses to die because it is not particularly specialized-that is an ecumenical church that supports all stakeholders.

Church and Bryan, like almost everyone under forty who currently works in Nashville, only a few items need to be noted that countries before they are other things: one, half vowel accent, South trend and a emphasis on realistic narrative. Acoustic guitars are common in the catalogs of both artists, but not more than the work of many indie-rock musicians. When Eric Church Talladega sings about in the song of the same name, “The Outsiders,” which could confirm the idea that the country is destined to Nascar Nation.

The song mentions whiskey and one of the most famous race tracks of Nascar, and has a nostalgia for the recent past that seems endemic in the country: “We laugh and live, drink and wishing and thinking, as the checkered flag waved, insurance would like to stay in Talladega “But music is both classic rock and country.; several solos are hidden behind even tenor of the Church.

The title track reveals how porous the borders between countries and genders are incorporating. The song opens with finger-picked guitar arpeggios that sound more like Dire Straits Mark Knopfler who like the crack of a traditional flat picking guitar player disk. Several waves of majestic hitting guitar chords and choruses of “oooh ooh Whooah” gathered monitoring. The music is not completely aligned with lyrics like “Our women are hot, and when our skin is stained saddle and rode in the pouring rain. We are the junkyard that stray cats are dogs; keep the wind at our front, and hell in the back.

“Melody feels more like” We Will Rock You “than Johnny Cash. Around 3’15 “, there is an instrumental part two bars face off against one another, it could have been raised from the progressive rock band Yes, and then the song builds to a crescendo that jumps forward a decade, sounding like a bridge early Metallica record. Cowboy hats have become camouflage. Whatever, more or less, you can go on a country album if you play well and do not use abstract images.

Bryan and Church are two star-type normal intermittently scruffy and not given to a stage of signature or video equipment. Church is more complex narrative material, while Bryan sticks to tales of the good life that rest comfortably in an album titled “Crash My Party.” One of the songs emotionally shadier Church’s “Homeboy” (2011).

Accompanied largely by acoustic guitars, leaving mostly bravado aside, the Church sings to a family member who seems to be culturally mixed up: “You were too bad for a small town square with his hat hip-hop and pants on the floor “the skirts of characters with the law, while the Church plays in the title word and sings the praises of a traditional life problem.” is no shame in forty workers, house, toddlers, little story of small town. If you ever do anything for me, do it for me, brother-let’s go home, boy.

“Their main argument is” we both know who you are. “If this sounds vaguely conservative or even a bit racist, it is impressive that the Church sings about the clash of cultures at all. His tendency to discuss domesticity and the family unit does not exclude all variations of these options may incur, giving his version of a more comprehensive social country look that many expect. In Nashville, at its best, observation trumps preaching.

Bryan’s new single is especially free in style-the song could have bounced between Atlanta and New York conference before returning to Music Row. “Roller Coaster” on a summer adventure, is a degree of regional inflection removed to be a hit for almost any pop star: One Direction, P nk, Bruno Mars. The chorus ends with a classic explainer Nashville, making sure no loose metaphors is released into the world. “I have known that kind of feeling would last longer than that week not impressed and hardly breathing He arrived on Sunday, and that’s .

Now she’s got me twisted like an old rollercoaster beach “Bryan sings higher and with less accent Church.; in “Roller Coaster”, composers Michael Carter and Cole Swindell leaving the commercial target of making a song that suits a video of attractive young contemporaries, but it works, when heard and not seen as the kind of nostalgia that could be about 1969 summer as easily as on 2014.

Eric Church On Scalpers, Bro-Country And Blake Shelton Scandal

Read highlights of the interviews behind our cover story, on stands now

Eric Church shares the cover of the first issue, Rolling Stone Country (on shelves now) with Miranda Lambert, openness about almost being arrested at the ACM Awards, getting pranked by Brad Paisley, Bruce Springsteen met and becoming a father. But there is much more that could not fit into the story – so here’s the rebel Nashville on everything from your attitude and you’re writing process to faux scandals Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift:

Everyone told the chief was the greatest record ever do. [They said] “Even reenter never beat that.” I used a lot of that as fuel: “Okay, motherfuckers know me you think this is all, but can be much more creative, we can be much more out there.” And I saw other artists trying to follow what we were doing. I thought that after the record head, which stopped in the middle and I became one of the guys that were the focus of the format. And I hated that, because I feel that we did our best work from the outside of it. With the title of the album and we were trying to do, I wanted to go there. And I think, musically, I got there.

The stigma is that the country is not cool. That is wrong. Country is very cool. I watch award shows, I watch country represents. Country is represented with an asterisk. We have to do collaborations. We have to make a tribute. We cannot make ourselves. Country music right now is the most popular format in America. The most popular! Look entries, you can see on album sales, which is the format.

It is feeling good. It is a bit shallower than it was a few years ago -. “Let us drink, forget our worries, beach bonfire Lake” is When something works, everyone falls into a pattern. One thing I miss is turning on the radio and I only have one song punch in the stomach and, as a composer, I call my ass. And I think it could use more of that.

“Guys like Me” [off 2006 LP Church Sinners like me] have a guy who drinks too many beers. That was before anyone had ever put beer and truck related songs. Now, it’s in every song. That song was never just gone Top 10 Top 20 This is because it was too driven guy -… That kind of wine country during period “soccer mom”. There were no men in country music at the time in the world of radio, and suffered. And it’s funny now to look that song; every song is much like now.

What I like to get out on the sands, an hour before the doors and run the competition. And you get that anticipation. You smell like popcorn. You see people tapping the barrels. And no one is still there but you, but you feel. It’s my favorite thing in the tour.

It drives me fucking crazy. For our [next] Minneapolis show, 900 tickets that scalpers were identified. The building went back and looked and found that deep, 200 tickets went back to a credit card. So when they realized that they had already sold a lot of tickets for fans of the astronomical prices. And we decided just to go and cancel and let the fans know and start over.

It is a systemic problem with the music, it really is. Right now, in Omaha, you can get Ticket Exchange and pay $ 200 for any ticket you want in Omaha. Not true. They are taking the money and are not even for sale. There are no tickets on sale yet. [Note: This interview was conducted before the tickets went on events.] Do not really have them – they are promising that can get them.

It’s a fucking scam is what it is. It is the mafia. The price of some entries in Minneapolis right now is $ 1,200, and the price for Madison Square Garden is $ 800. This is stupid. Not until solveable illegal. If an amateur contacting at 10 am has the same opportunity as a reseller you get in at 10 am, I’m fine. The problem I have is that resellers have a bazillion people who work for them. And have those robots that scan. So it’s not fair.

Eric Church Brings His Own Surprise Performer To Star-Packed CMT Awards

Most artists promote their latest single awards. No Eric Church. Mainstream country hardest rocker is taking a different approach.

Church invited Lzzy Hale of Halestorm to appear with him on Wednesday night at the CMT Music Awards for a performance of the album track “Damn That’s Rock & Roll” – not his current single or recent No. 1 hit.


” I think it’s an opportunity to do something that is not normally going to do and let him live in that space forever,” Church said. “That’s what I like about them. You can do it once and get the maximum amount of the eyes and goes to live performance as his show forever. Makes sense to do something different. “

Along with hard- rock mash -up of the Church, Jason Derulo will join Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and unnamed guest to start the show CMT Music Awards, airing live from the Bridgestone Arena in music Network (20:00 EDT).

John Legend will join Jennifer Nettles and Hunter Hayes to perform their No. 1 hit “All of Me” , along with other examples of popular culture cross-pollination .

Miranda Lambert leads all nominees with six, followed by Bryan and FGL with five each, and Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, at four.

While the fans – voted CMT Awards aim to celebrate the genre of country, have been in the field of rock , rap and R & B stars , many of whom , like Lionel Richie, Neil Young, Fall Out Boy, Jason Mraz and OneRepublic all got nominations with major country stars .

That’s also why Hale is on the show. Infatuation with other genres of Country has accelerated in recent years, and the Church has been especially forceful in pushing the limits. “That’s Damn Rock & Roll” is one of the songs from his new album, “The Outsiders ,” which shows the Church seeks the edge of what most fans are willing to accept .

“Honestly I think the industry in general – the rock industry , country , whatever gender you take a fancy to – I think it needs more people like that,” Hale said. “Most people who take risks and are, for lack of a better term, a tough guy and not necessarily directly from the rules is needed. Crossing limits, crossing a few lines of gender. “

Church said Hale is one of their favorite singers and their music fits with yours. That’s why he invited Hale and Grammy -winning band on tour this summer. Most of this came from nowhere to Hale, who had not complied with the Church until the tests this week.

“I’m kind of what my friend’s call an ambassador of country rock,” Hale said with a laugh.

Eric Church Announces Van Andel Arena Date On 2014 Tour

Eric Church performs at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in April 2014.


GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Country star Eric Church announced a handful of new shows this week, including an October 9, 2014, stop at Van Andel Arena.

Sale dates and ticket prices have not yet been released. Opening acts will Dwight Yoakam and Osborne Brothers, according to the official website of the Church.

Church is riding the success of a couple of recent hit singles, “The Outsiders” and “Give Me Back My Hometown”, both of which broke the top 10 at country radio. They are taken from their new album, “The Outsiders,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart in February.

The singer has sold over three million albums in the U.S., on the strength of numerous country radio hits. Her biggest songs include ” Springsteen “and” drink in hand.” Church led the B -93 Birthday Bash in Martin in 2011.

Eric Church At Stagecoach: ‘I’m Just Trying To Have Some Fun’

Fans of Eric Church on Stagecoach – the country music festival three days in Indio, California – a gift got lucky when he played a long solid set , you saw this ” test [ing ] some things “ during his Friday night as head spot poster.

2014 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival - Day 1

Outsiders Church recently announced World Tour, but this show Stagecoach was an opportunity for him in front of a large crowd U.S. and mixing new songs with more familiar materials.
“I’m just trying to have some fun and try some things out,” he told the Riverside Church, California KFRG station. “Right now is a bit of an exploration process. Going to go out there and see what happens.”
He is also playing with the rhythm of the series – the emotional ups and downs. “The best shows that these moods have those peaks, I have those valleys – should be a show,” he said.
Despite the wind picking up and the weather getting colder, Church still put on an amazing show. See the song list below.
Stagecoach Festival shows can be a challenge for artists, because often members of the public are more interested in socializing and drinking than paying attention to the act on stage.

This was not the case of the night: For example, it felt like everyone in the crowd of more than 75,000 sang along with the latest single from the “Give Me Back My Hometown” Church.
The audience loved hits like “drink in hand “, “Homeboy” and the title track to his album of sinners like me. It also included some songs from his new album The Outsiders.
KFRG Church said he “always” mix old material and new in their live performances. “I’m still so proud of sinners as I like the music album out,” he said.

2014 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival - Day 1

Eric Church in Stagecoach (Photo by Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Stagecoach)
His 2012 single “Springsteen “ occurred last a whole. The wind had really started picking up at this point and was definitely getting cold. However, anyone who left early missed out on a fabulous show.

Eric Church Stagecoach setlist:
Damn That’s Rock & Roll
a cold
Give me back My Hometown
Guys like Me
Sinners like Me
Cup in hand
I’m Getting Stoned
Jack Daniels
Like Jesus’
The Outsiders
These boots
Hungover Hard Up

Eric Church To Release ‘The Outsiders’ Vinyl For Record Store Day

Eric Church fans will soon be able to add his No. 1 album, The Outsiders, with their vinyl collections. Church has revealed that its latest release will be available for Record Store Day this Saturday (April 19).

The Outsiders vinyl will include two bonus tracks and an exclusive poster album.

This is not the first time the Church has played a part in Record Store Day. Last year, it launched a version of its double vinyl live album Caught in the Act which also included one 7 inch made with whiskey. Jack Daniels mixed on vinyl before the singles are pressed.

Another country artist participating in Record Store Day includes Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, The Civil Wars, Steve Earle and more.

Rebels (Vinyl Version) tracklist:
Side 1
1. ‘The Outsiders ‘
Two. ‘A man was going to die young “
Three.’Cold One’
April.’ Rollercoaster ‘

Side 2
1. ‘Talladega ‘
Two. ‘Broke Record ‘
Three. ‘Like a Wrecking Ball’
April. ‘Damn That’s Rock & Roll ‘

Side 3
1. ‘Dark Side’
2 ‘ Devil, Devil (Prelude: Princess of Darkness).

Side 4
1. ‘Give Me Back My Hometown “
Two. ‘The Joint “
3 ‘ Rebels (Extended Version) » – . Bonus track
. 4 ‘ Come Together’ – Bonus track

Eric Church Announces The Outsiders World Tour

Eric Church has announced the dates for their 2014 World Tour the Outsiders.
The concert tour is scheduled to begin Sept. 11 in Bossier City, Louisiana and will last until 31 dates before concluding in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 13.

Dwight Yoakam will be featured as special guest for the tour, with a duty roster Osborne Brothers, Brandy Clark and hard rock band Halestorm serving as opening acts on different dates.

The highlight of the tour will include dates at Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Thompson- Boling Arena in Knoxville, and FedExForum in Memphis, among others.

Church also returns to Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, which has sold more than 15,000 tickets in 2012 as part of his Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, which Pollstar named a top tour of 2012.

While the last concert tour headlining the Church employs a number of scenarios as the focus of the show, the World Tour Outsiders used a new high-tech design that will offer fans a 360 degrees Church and his band.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on April 18 in select markets, with more information available on the website of the church. The members of the Church Choir will have access to a special pre – sale starting on April 15. The best seats for Outsiders World Tour will be paperless, so fans have them instead of resellers.

A limited number of VIP tickets for each show will also be available for purchase. Each VIP ticket includes a premium ticket in the first 15 rows or mouth general admission, an invitation to a pre -show party at the joint Outsiders, an acoustic song two pre -show performance by Eric Church, a show poster limited Edition, and a dedicated concierge VIP concert.

Fans who wish to have access to exclusive pre – sale tickets can join the church choir here.

Eric Church The Outsiders World Tour Dates:

9/11 – Bossier City , La. – CenturyLink Center *

9/13 – St. Louis , Mo. – Scottrade Center *

9/16 – Minneapolis , MN – Target Center *

9/17 – Des Moines , IA – Wells Fargo Arena *

9/18 – Omaha , Nebraska – CenturyLink Center *

9/25 – Louisville , KY – KFC Yum! Center *

9/26 – Charleston , WV – Charleston Civic Center *

9/27 – Greensboro , NC – Greensboro Coliseum *

09.10 – Grand Rapids , MI – Van Andel Arena *

10/10 – Cleveland , OH – Quicken Loans Arena *

10/11 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Consol Energy Center *

10/16 – Charlottesville , VA – John Paul Jones Arena **

10/17 – New York , NY – Madison Square Garden **

10/18 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Wells Fargo Center **

10/23 – Manchester , NH – Verizon Wireless Arena **

10/24 – Uncasville , Connecticut – Mohegan Sun **

10/25 – Uncasville , Connecticut – Mohegan Sun **

10/30 – Knoxville , TN – Thompson- Boling Arena **

10/31 – Memphis , Tennessee – FedExForum **

11/1 – Tulsa , OK – BOK Center **

11/13 – London, Ont. – Budweiser Gardens **

11/14 – Hamilton , Ont. – Center FirstOntario **

11/15 – Ottawa, Ont. – Canadian Tire Centre **

11/20 – Green Bay , WI – Resch Center

11/21 – Peoria , Illinois – Peoria Civic Center ***

11/22 – Evansville , Ind. – The Ford Center ***

12/5 – Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center

12/6 – Sioux Falls , SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center ***

12/11 – Atlanta , Georgia – Gwinnett Arena Center ***

12/12 – Lexington, Kentucky – Rupp Arena ***

12/13 – Birmingham , AL – BJCC Arena ***

Eric Church Concert Tickets Sehedule

Eric Church
Venue    Date/Time

Empire Polo Field    Friday
Indio, CA    4/25/2014
3:00 PM

The Chelsea – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas    Saturday
Las Vegas, NV    4/26/2014
8:00 PM

Tiger Stadium – Baton Rouge    Sunday
Baton Rouge, LA    5/25/2014
5:00 PM

Napa Valley Expo    Friday
Napa, CA    5/30/2014

AT&T Stadium (formerly Dallas Cowboys Stadium)    Saturday
Arlington, TX    6/7/2014
5:00 PM

EverBank Field (Formerly Jacksonville Municipal Stadium)    Saturday
Jacksonville, FL    6/14/2014
5:00 PM

Eight Years Ago: Eric Church Makes Opry Debut

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Eight years ago today (April 1, 2006) was an unforgettable day for Eric Church. It was on this day that the North Carolina made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, more than two months before their first album, Sinners like Me, “was even released.

Church, which was introduced by Porter Wagoner and Jim Ed Brown, performed the first single, ” How ‘ Bout You ‘ your project first year, and then became a Leadbelly song, ‘ Black Betty. “ He also performed the title track from his upcoming album.

“My grandmother has heard the Opry her lifetime, as well as a young child, I remember hearing that,” says GAC. “By the time I reached adolescence, I could see the Opry on television and going to the Opry. Were 14 when I went to the Opry for the first time? Visited Nashville and went to the Opry, so we knew that the tradition of the same. “

The 36- year-old returned to the venerable stage earlier this year to perform a few songs from his latest album, ‘The Outsiders ‘.

“I’ve missed being here at the Opry, you have not been here in a while. Would I play this real stuff introspective composer, but then you are just noisy, as it always is,” he shared with the crowd.

Church, accompanied only by his guitar, set up some songs from the new album, including her latest single, “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “drink in hand.’

The singer said playing in the room devoted to him was significant for another reason, besides the history of the place.

“My son is in his first Opry performance, that is two years old,” he revealed, before launching into ‘ A man was going to die young. ‘

” There was a time in my youth, I never thought I would always be 36 years,” he added. “I thought I would hit the clock a long time ago with the way I’ve lived.”

Church, who has spent much of the last few years performing all over the world to sold-out crowds, says Opry will always remain one of his favorite places to sing.

“I played a lot of shows, but I’ve never felt anywhere else,” he says. “In that situation, it’s almost as if everyone is pulling for you. In most other situations, such as award shows, it’s more of a competitive thing. Want to do better than others. But the Opry, I realized that everyone wanted me to do well and I wanted them to do well is the Opry – . . , and becomes the family. “

Jason Aldean, Eric Church And Luke Bryan To Perform At 2014 CMA Music Festival

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church have been announced as performers for CMA Music Festival this year.

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Taking place at LP Field in Nashville from June 5-8 2014 CMA Music Festival will also feature performances by Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Rhett Thomas, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, the Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young, and Zac Brown Band.

The concert will be filmed for the eleventh consecutive year, and will be broadcast on ABC in the fall for a TV special titled CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock. The event will also feature autograph signings, question and answer sessions and more, bringing fans up close and personal with your favorite artists.



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