Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Eric Church Celebrates Two ACM Award Wins

Church is not only celebrating winning the coveted Album of The Year award (CHIEF) and Vocal Event Of The Year award (“The Only Way I Know,” J. Aldean, L. Bryan, E. Church) during Sunday night’s 48th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards show, but also the release of his first live album to stores nationwide and digital retailers today. Caught In The Act: Live, a 17-track live concert recorded over the course of two nights at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre in October 2012 features songs from Sinners Like Me, Carolina and his award-winning 2011 release, CHIEF. A double gatefold vinyl version of the record will be made available on National Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20. The package will include four additional tracks and a special whiskey-infused 7-inch.
The release of Caught In The Act: Live is fans’ first chance to take home a copy of Church’s live show - the only of the country genre to be named "Best Concerts Of 2012" by The New York Times who calls it, “a mean show,” and adds, “Mr. Church has clawed his way into the country mainstream with a series of post-outlaw anthems, and delivered them with verve and tension.”

AP praises, "Church constantly encourages his rowdy audience, exhorting them to bellow the chorus of 'Drink in My Hand' and 'Jack Daniels.' Even when he plays a solo acoustic version of 'Sinners Like Me,' he tells everyone, 'It's just going to be us, so sing loud.'"
The Salt Lake Tribune writes, “With sterling musicianship, a voice with the right balance of grit and twang, and songs of conviction that shine with improvisation ('Springsteen,' for one, opens with an elegiac piano and ends with an echo of 'Born to Run'), this live album is alive.”
View EPK footage from the recording of Caught In The Act: Live here.
Earning recognition from Pollstar in 2012 as one of the highest-attended tours, Church sold nearly a million tickets on his first-ever headlining tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. Fans can catch him performing select dates on Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation tour, and he will continue The Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour this summer through fall which will include a stop at Lollapalooza on August 2 in Chicago, Ill.

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