Eric Church is without a doubt a talented musician and one of the most iconic country stars performing today. The American country musician and songwriter has been under contract with Capitol Nashville since 2005 and has released several studio albums under this name.
Eric Church is one of many musicians with a distinctive look. He is known for wearing aviator sunglasses, which actually started unintentionally. The musician wears contact lenses that would dry out during his performances due to the heat of the stage lights, which led to him starting to wear his aviator sunglasses as a kind of protective shield.
Eric is also a philanthropist. He and his wife established the Chief Cares Fund in 2013 to help underprivileged families in North Carolina, Tenessee and even orphans in Nepal. They have also helped the people of Haiti by setting up animal shelters where animals are not killed. Pretty impressive.
Eric Church Bio & Age
Kenneth Eric Church was born on May 3, 1977, the son of Rita and Ken Church in Granite Falls, North Carolina. When Eric was only thirteen years old, he bought a guitar and started writing songs. By the time he entered high school he already had a regular gig at a local bar. He played some of his original songs and several covers of Jimmy Buffets songs. Some of the places where he performed were a little rough and he often got into fights from the stage.
Eric attended South Caldwell High School and later attended Appalachian State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. During his studies, Eric formed a band with his roommate, his brother and another guitarist. The band played in several bars and restaurants in North Carolina for a few years before Eric moved to Nashville.
After graduating from university, Eric became engaged to a Spanish teacher in Lenoir, North Carolina. Her father tried to persuade him to give up his dreams of being a musician and instead pursue a career in a company. When he turned down the offer, she broke off the engagement. Considering how successful he became, it is safe to say that she now regrets this decision.
Eric moved to Nashville with his father’s support and financial backing.
Family: Wife & Kids
On January 8th, Eric Church in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, married the music publisher Katherine Blasingame. Eric played “You Make It Look So Easy” at the wedding – which was incredibly romantic considering he had written the song for her. On October 3, 2011, the couple had their first son, Boone McCoy Church. They welcomed their second son, Tennessee Hawkins “Hawk” Church, on February 15, 2015.
Height & Weight
The indicated height of Eric Church is 188 cm (6ft 2in). Over the years his weight has fluctuated, not drastically but noticeably; however, the musician currently weighs 77 kg (170 lbs).
The musician does not prioritize fitness, and consequently, his dietary plans and training routines are not public knowledge. However, Eric can be expected to make an effort to stay in shape, even if he does not make it a priority. Furthermore, it is training in its own right to rehearse and perform as often as he does.
Net Worth & Career
Eric Church currently has net assets of $10 million. It’s the culmination of years of hard work and refusal to give up that has led to a career he can be proud of.
His debut album “Sinner Like Me” contained several hits like “Two Pink Lines”, “Guys Like Me” and “How ‘Bout You”. His second album Carolina was also a success, and it produced several songs like “Hell on the Heart” and “Love Your Love the Most”, which were among the ten greatest hits.
His third album Chief, released in 2011, was the singer’s first number one album. The album also produced the number-one singles like “Springsteen” and “Drink in My Hand”. Other Chief hits are “Like Jesus Does”, “Homeboy” and “Creepin'”.
In 2014 he released his fourth album “The Outsiders” which included songs like “Like a Wrecking Ball”, “Give Me Back My Hometown”, “Cold One” and “Talladega”. The album was a success, just like the others. It produced the number-one single and proved that Eric was on a winning streak.
In 2015 he released his fifth studio album “Mr. Misunderstood”.