Church rides "Springsteen" to the top
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Church rides "Springsteen" to the top

Monday, June 11, 2012 – Eric Church's third single, Springsteen, from "Chief," will top the charts at number one when the charts are released this week. Church takes over from Carrie Underwood's hit Good Girl.

His prior single, Drink In My Hand, marked his first career number one record; both songs were co-writes for Church. In addition, Springsteen also celebrates more than 1 million in sales this week, officially reaching RIAA Platinum certification as his debut album, "Sinners Like Me," reaches Gold status selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide.

Church penned the song with band mate Jeff Hyde, who also co-wrote his hit Smoke A Little Smoke, and Nashville songwriter Ryan Tyndell. The record was produced by Jay Joyce and has earned 2012 ACM and GRAMMY nominations.

Church, who made his LP Field debut appearance at CMA Music Fest on Saturday night, announced his fall leg of "The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour" last week with special guests Justin Moore and Kip Moore.

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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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