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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – Eric Church aptly named his new CD "Chief," because the disc is the leading when it comes to sales in the U.S. Church's third album sold 145,000 units, according to Church is also number one on the country chart for the first time.

"Chief" outdid 2009's "Carolina," which sold 31,000 in its first week out. The disc is 4,000 units short of going gold.

Jason was fourth, up four, with "My Kinda Party." The disc sold 42,000 units, down 4 percent. Blake Shelton was eighth with "Red River Blue," at 31,000 units sold, down 34 percent.

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CD review - Desperate Man While Eric Church has set the bar high with his previous studio albums, "Desperate Man" is right up there with his best and may just be his most accomplished effort to date. Church continues to write memorable songs in a wide variety of styles, and even when he's not singing over country musical elements, his lyrical voice is always undeniably a country one. He also knows how to have a little fun, especially with "Hanging Around," a soulful, funky tune mixing together ...
CD review - Mr. Misunderstood When listeners were introduced to Eric Church on his debut, they heard an artist who could balance strong song writing with a bit of a rebellious edge to the music. The surprise release of his latest continues that tradition, being quietly released to his fan club before even being officially announced. The music, written and recorded over a short period of time with an unheard of fast turnaround, has a raw edge that bridges the gap between radio friendly country music with the more rugged sound ...
CD review - The Outsiders Eric Church looks to take no prisoners on his big and bold - sometimes very dark - sounding fourth studio release. He makes that crystal clear on the cover where he stands flanked by his backing quintet, looking tough, menacing, ready for a rumble with arms hanging down, hiding behind sunglasses. These guys are ready to roll. As in rock and roll, which Church et al cook up with the lead-off title track, an out-and-out rocker with Church laying down his outside the lines credentials. ...

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