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Nov
4

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The Highway’s CMA Songwriter Special: The Stories Behind ‘American Kids,’ ‘Girl Crush,’ ‘Like a Cowboy,’ ‘Take Your Time” & ‘Like a Wrecking Ball’ (Recap)

 

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It was already a busy day the morning Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose co-wrote a new song called “Girl Crush.”

“We didn’t think anything of it,” Hillary was saying on the eve of the CMA Awards, still remembering being in her pajamas and writing what she calls a “coffee song” around 9:00 a.m. “Really. Honestly.”

Trying to put it all in perspective, Lindsey said: “You can’t pretend to know any of what was going to happen. We’re all trying to write a love song every day that no one has heard before – and that’s just our job.”

The three were gathered onstage at Sirius XM’s CMA Songwriters Special on The Highway. The show brought together seven of the songwriters behind this year’s nominees for Song of The Year.

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Oct
7

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Eric Church ‘Roller Coaster Ride’ – Single Review

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Eric Church is unarguably the modern day outlaw counterpart to Willie and Waylon. He’s an artist that has stuck to his guns when it comes to making the music that he wants to make. He has deliberately separated himself from Music Row and the current musical trends on radio, and fits the overall Outlaw image, with his hat and sunglasses wearing stage persona, Chief, and his standoffish attitude. Florida Georgia Line and the other Bro’s may try to be “outlaw”, but Church is the only one who succeeds.

Church released his critically acclaimed The Outsiders album in February 2014. The album served as Church’s departure from Music Row and its current “in” sounds. The Outsiders has produced six singles as of this writing. The first single was the title track; it was released in 2013 and peaked at #6 on the charts. “Give Me Back My Hometown” followed as the second single, and peaked even higher at #4. The third single, “Cold One”, didn’t fare as well, only peaking at #20, but that seems to have just been a fluke in single choices, as the next two singles, “Talladega” and “Like A Wrecking Ball”, peaked at #2 and #6 respectively. Church continues the Outsiders era with his sixth single, “Roller Coaster Ride”.
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Oct
7

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Country to Country 2016 Line-Up Announced

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Friday 11th (London) / Saturday 12th (Dublin) / Sunday 13th (Glasgow)
MIRANDA LAMBERT, DWIGHT YOAKAM, THOMAS RHETT, ASHLEY MONROE *satellite stage London*

Friday 11th (Glasgow) / Saturday 12th (London) / Sunday 13th (Dublin)
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LITTLE BIG TOWN, SAM HUNT, MADDIE & TAE * in London and Dublin only*

Friday 11th (Dublin) / Saturday (Glasgow) 12th / Sunday 13th (London)
ERIC CHURCH, KACEY MUSGRAVES, CHRIS STAPLETON, ANDREW COMBS * in Glasgow and London only*

 C2C2016 TO RUN OVER 3 DAYS FOR THE FIRST TIME
LONDON, GLASGOW & DUBLIN, MARCH 11, 12 & 13, 2016

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Aug
24

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Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert @ Ford Field, Detroit, MI | August 22, 2015 – Review

Detroit gave me my first taste of an American stadium concert. The only thing I could relate to that was seeing Bruce Springsteen at Wembley Stadium a couple of years ago, but even that iconic gig was dwarfed by the sheer size of Ford Field. With an incredibly exciting guest line-up consisting of Brantley Gilbert and Eric Church, this was a hot ticket to have, and the energy of the crowd definitely reflected that!

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Aug
16

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Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam Includes Surprise Guests Eric Church, Blackberry Smoke, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Credit: John Shearer / Getty Images for Webster PR

Credit: John Shearer / Getty Images for Webster PR

40th Anniversary of Legendary Event Raises Hundreds of Thousands in Proceeds to Benefit U.S. Military and Veterans Through The Journey Home Project

A sold-out crowd of concert-goers went wild Wednesday night at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the legendary Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam, presented by Copperweld, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena as seven-time GRAMMY-nominee country star Eric Church, iconic Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Blackberry Smoke made bombshell, unannounced appearances to honor U.S. military members and veterans.

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Aug
7

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CMA Festival Country’s Night To Rock: Recap + Loads of Opinion

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CMA Festival’s Country’s Night To Rock aired this week (Aug. 4th) on ABC… and it was pretty forgettable. Country super group Little Big Town hosted the event and did a good job at it, it’s just too bad the event wasn’t as good as they were.

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Aug
2

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Eric Church @ Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN | July 30, 2015 – Review

Nashville was host to a truly special night on Thursday, with the grand opening of a brand new music venue, the Ascend Amphitheatre, being christened by a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Eric Church perform a completely acoustic set. As Eric put it to the audience, “you ain’t never gonna see this again”.

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Jun
16

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Eric Church Opens For Eric Church On Never-Dull ‘Outsiders World Tour’

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Here’s a piece of advice for country music fans: Don’t miss an opportunity to see Eric Church live because you never know what will happen.

This time around on the always-eventful Outsiders World Tour, Church opened for himself in front of a record crowd at The Amphitheater on The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, playing a 45-minute acoustic set before joining his full band for his regular show. The seven-time GRAMMY Award-nominated singer played 28 songs over a period of nearly three hours, mixing deep cuts like “Before She Does” and “Carolina” with hits “Talladega,” “Cold One” and “Wrecking Ball” from universally acclaimed 2014 album “The Outsiders.”

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