Eric Church is undoubtedly a talented musician and one of the most iconic country stars performing today. The American country musician and songwriter has been signed to Capitol Nashville since 2005 and has released several studio albums under them.
Eric Church is one of many signature look musicians. He is known for wearing aviator sunglasses which actually started out unintentionally. The musician wears contact lenses that dry out while he performs from the heat of the stage lights, so he started wearing his aviator goggles as a protective shield of sorts.
Eric is also a philanthropist. He and his wife founded the Chief Cares Fund in 2013 to help underprivileged families in North Carolina, Tennessee and even orphans in Nepal. They have also been helpful to Haitians and set up animal shelters without slaughter. Pretty impressive.
Eric Church Bio & Age
Kenneth Eric Church was born on May 3, 1977 to Rita and Ken Church in Granite Falls, North Carolina. When Eric was only thirteen, he bought himself a guitar and started writing songs. By the time he became a high school student, he already had a regular gig, performing at a local bar. He performed some of his original songs as well as several covers of Jimmy Buffets songs. Some of the places he played were a bit rough and he often fought from the stage.
Eric attended South Caldwell High School and later attended Appalachian State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. While in college, Eric formed a band with his roommate, his brother, and another guitarist. The band played a few bars and restaurants in North Carolina for a few years before Eric moved to Nashville.
After graduating from college, Eric got engaged to a Spanish teacher in Lenoir, North Carolina. His father tried to persuade him to give up his dreams of being a musician and pursue a career in business. When he rejected the offer, she broke off the engagement. Considering her success, it’s safe to say she regrets that decision now.
Eric moved to Nashville with the support and financial backing of his father.
Family: wife and children
On January 8, Eric Church was married in Blowing Rock, North Carolina to Katherine Blasingame – a music publisher. Eric performed “You Make It Look So Easy” at the wedding – which was incredibly romantic considering he wrote the song for her. On October 3, 2011, the couple had their first son, Boone McCoy Church. They welcomed their second son, Church Tennessee Hawkins “Hawk,” on February 15, 2015.
Eric Church’s listed height is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm). Over the years his weight fluctuated, not drastically but noticeably; but currently, the musician weighs 170 lbs (77 kg).
The musician does not prioritize fitness and as a result, his diet plans and workout routines are not known to the public. However, we can expect Eric to make an effort to stay in shape even if he doesn’t make it a priority. Plus, rehearsing and performing as often as he does is a workout in itself.
Net worth & career
Eric Church currently has a net worth of $10 million. It’s the culmination of years of hard work and refusing to give up that has earned him a career to be proud of.
Her debut album Sinner Like Me featured several hits ‘Two Pink Lines’, ‘Guys Like Me’ and ‘How ‘Bout You’. His second album Carolina was also a hit and he produced several songs like ‘Hell on the Heart’ and ‘Love Your Love the Most’ which were top ten hits.
His third album, Chef, which was released in 2011 was the singer’s first number one album. The album also produced number one singles such as “Springsteen” and “Drink in My Hand”. Other Chef hits include “Like Jesus Does”, “Homeboy” and “Creepin””.
He released his fourth album, The Outsiders, in 2014, featuring songs like “Like aWrecking Ball,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Cold One” and “Talladega.” The album was a hit like any other. It produced number one singles, proving Eric was on a winning streak.
In 2015 he released his fifth studio album, Mr. Misunderstood .