Kenneth Eric Church is an American country music singer and songwriter who was born on May 3, 1977, in Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States. From an early age, it was realized that he was a natural-born performer. In fact, at the age of 13, he started writing songs and playing the guitar. While in high school, he had regular gigs at a bar, performances that led to a recording deal being offered to him, which he turned down.
When he left high school, he attended Appalachian State University where he earned a degree in marketing. While there, he was part of a music group called the Mountain Boys which also included his brother, a fellow guitarist, and his college roommate. After University, Eric pursued his country music career in Nashville as a songwriter where, in 2005, he was signed to Capitol Nashville. In 2006, he released his first album dubbed “Sinners like me.”
In 2008, he got married to Katherine Blasingame. They now have two children named Tennessee Hawkins Church and Boone McCoy Church. His career gained momentum when he released his second album “Carolina” in 2009. One of the songs from that album, “Love Your Love the Most,” was the first song that featured prominently on the charts. Two other songs that also had similar success were “Smoke a Little Smoke” and “Hell on the Heart.” Eric’s first major award came in 2010 when he was named the best new solo vocalist by the Academy of Country Music.
“Chief” was the next album that he released in 2011. This album, which came from his nickname, was even more successful than the ones before, having two number one hits namely “Springsteen” and “Drink in My Hand.” His fan-base picked up and he became a big hit with fans of country music. At the Country Music Association Awards in 2012, “Chief” was named the album of the year. In 2013, he released the album “Caught in the Act.” “The Outsiders” was the next album to be released in 2014.
Church continued to make his own distinctive sound by fusing rock and country music, a blend that has won him many more fans. From that album, the song “Give Me Back My Hometown” became a hit and was nominated for two CMS awards, one of which was for song of the year. His latest studio album was “Mr. Misunderstood” which was released in 2015. It received nominations for album of the year and the video for the actual song of the same name was nominated for video of the year.
Between 2006 and 2017, Eric has gone on several tours. Some of them were me and My Gang (2006), CMT Revolution (2010), Locked and Loaded (201), and No Shoes Nation (2013). His 2017 tour is called Holding’ My Own.
Education: Two of the educational institutions that Eric Church attended are South Caldwell High School and Appalachian State University.
Eric Church Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $16 Million US Dollars
Eric Church has an estimated net worth of $16 million US dollars in 2017.
Eric Church Assets
He owns a mountain top vacation home in his hometown of Granite Falls, North Carolina. The house is valued at approximately $3 million. There is presently no listed information on cars he owns or any other assets.
Eric Church Business Model
Eric and his wife Kathrine are the founders of the Chief Cares Fund, a fund that provides assistance to children and families in need in Tennessee, North Carolina, and other parts of the world. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee runs the fund.
Eric is presently embarking on a solo tour dubbed “Holding’ My Own.” It began in January 2017 and will take him from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. The tour is expected to go until late June 2017, at which point the last concert will be at Country Fest in Cadet, WI.
Eric Church has had a very profitable and productive life. His albums have been great hits with his fans and he seems to have lots more to give to the music industry. This 39-year-old guy shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. With the continued support of his family, he is destined to attain much greater heights in his career.