Hall of Fame honors Church
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
– Eric Church will be honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame 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 career. The display will include guitars, song manuscripts, stage wear, photos and more personally chosen from Church's collection.
Church also will christen Nashville's new outdoor Ascend Amphitheater on July 30-31, to perform two sold-out acoustic solo sets.
Church will reopen his pop-up store, The Outsider's Joint, on July 30-Aug. 1 in East Nashville. The Outsider's Joint will also offer These Boots by Lucchese, Church's custom boot line usually only available to VIP ticketholders. Proceeds, excluding the Lucchese boots, will benefit the Chief Cares Fund, a non-profit organized by Church and his wife Katherine. The Outsider's Joint's first appearance during CMA Music Festival raised more than $20,000 for Church's Chief Cares Fund.
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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. »»»