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Chris Pratt Says Eric Church Influenced His Role in Jurassic World

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Actor Chris Pratt recently revealed to GQ Magazine a Eric Church song helped influence his role in Jurassic World.

On Jurassic World, all of Pratt’s ideas and approaches were combined into a kind of mantra that he would repeat to himself just before the camera rolled:

‘Flow core, no TC, volume up point five, Eric Church.’ Eric Church to remind him of ‘Dark Side,’ a song by Church that Pratt was listening to over and over, and the darkness in this character it encapsulated. ‘Flow core’ to remind him of his posture when he was paddleboarding. ‘Volume up point five’ to remind him to make his voice slightly louder. ‘No TC’ to remind him to lead with his forehead, in a formulation only a formerly fat man would think to use: No triple chin.”
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Eric Church Celebrates With Fans In Surprise-Filled Week

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Even by Eric Church’s always-rising expectations, last week was a pretty damn good week.

The acclaimed country rocker known for his blue-collar attitude put in extra work last week with some of his most memorable performances, partied with Church Choir members at a secret party and raised more than $20,000 for his Chief Cares charity fund.

Church capped a week of heartfelt and personal performances on Sunday night at the CMA Music Festival at LP Field where he started his set with Little Feat’s “Sailin’ Shoes” and finished the night with a surprise  performance during Keith Urban’s set of their shared #1, “Raise ‘Em Up.” The Little Feat cover was part tribute to his favorite band and part history lesson for fans who may not know of that seminal rock ‘n’ roll group’s impact on modern country music and Church’s own sound.

“I’m a huge Lowell George fan,” Church said of Little Feat’s late guitarist. “There are two huge influences on my life, The Band and Levon Helm, and Lowell George is my favorite guitar player ever. He’s just my guy. I grew up on those records. To me, musically that’s the DNA of who I am and that’s the DNA currently of what country music should be.”

The week of memorable performances started Wednesday night when the North Carolina native performed his latest single “Like a Wrecking Ball” – a performance that will be immortalized as the music video, premiering on CMT this Wednesday – from 2014’s smash success The Outsiders at the CMT Music Awards before walking across Lower Broadway to Ryman Auditorium for Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam.

There he played The Band’s “The Weight” for fans and caught everyone by surprise by offering an off-the-cuff cover of Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” with that quartet’s Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet along with special guests Chris and Morgane Stapleton.

“It was when (Stuart) welcomed Eric Church onstage a little after 1:00 a.m. that the evening truly heated up, reenergizing a crowd that had taken their seats hours earlier,” Rolling Stone wrote of the night, noting of “Girl Crush”: “Here was country’s preeminent alpha male singing the year’s most sultry torch song – and the fans hearty enough to still be awake ate it up. Fairchild stepped in to finish the song, balancing Church’s growl with her own purr.”

Then on Friday night, Church pulled another surprise out of his ball cap, opening his own The Outsiders World Tour stop for a record crowd at The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama. He played an acoustic set for 45 minutes, then brought out his band for his regular show. He then joined Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour at the Georgia Dome on Saturday night in Atlanta before returning to Nashville with the Atlanta Journal Constitution raving, “Between his clenched fists and grimaces, it was obvious that Church feels every note he sings and plays,” before acknowledging, “Church offers a refreshing blast of originality in a country music market that can get mired in sterility.”

Church also raised money for his own charity, opening “The Outsider’s Joint” pop-up store in East Nashville during the festival. Shoppers had a chance to buy rare and unique items, helping Church raise more than $20,000 for the Chief Cares 501c3 non-profit charity run by Church and wife Katherine. The charity serves more than 2.5 million people around the globe with charitable giving. For more information on Chief Cares Fund, visit

Church will resume The Outsiders World Tour, which has already set five venue attendance records, on June 20 at the Black Diamond Harley-Davidson in Marion, Illinois. For a full list of tour dates, visit

Eric Church Opens Up for Eric Church

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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.”

Church has vowed that no two shows on The Outsiders Tour will be the same and fans and critics have responded with enthusiasm. A venue record 10,021 fans sang along the whole night in Orange Beach. It’s the fifth attendance record for Church on the tour, which has been ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Tours list.

The Outsiders Tour returns the road June 20 in Marion, Illinois, but not before Church makes two more high-profile appearances in a week full of them. First he joined Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour last night at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Then he’s back in Nashville for the second time this week to help close down the CMA Music Festival at LP Field on Sunday.

For more information about Church and tour dates, visit

Church Choir Comes First for Eric Church During CMA Music Festival


Eric Church has been on the road the majority of the year with his record-breaking “The Outsiders World Tour” which was ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Tours, but he will return to Nashville this week to thank the fans that have supported him since he debuted his first music at CMA Music Festival in 2006.

Nominated for Male Video of the Year for his No. 1 hit “Talladega” from his Platinum-certified album The Outsiders, Church will kick-off his week performing live on “The 2015 CMT Music Awards” on Wednesday, June 10th.

Immediately following the CMT Awards, the CMA and ACM Award winner will move across the city to the mother church of country music, the Ryman Auditorium, and perform as part of “Marty Stuart’s 14th Annual Late Night Jam.”

Church will leave Nashville for tour stops in Orange Beach, AL at the Amphitheater on The Wharf on June 12 and to join Kenny Chesney’s “The Big Revival Tour” at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA on June 13.

But the top selling country music artist of 2014 will then travel home to Music City for Sunday, June 14th, where he will perform at LP Field as part of the final Nightly Concert at CMA Music Festival. The singer/songwriter will hold his Church Choir Party that day as well at a private location that will only be revealed to select raffle-winning members of his fan club.

Church and his team will also open a pop-up store, coined “The Outsider’s Joint”, in East Nashville, the heart of the creative underground Wednesday June 10, 2015 through Friday June 12, 2015 from 10AM to 5PM. For the first time, his custom Lucchese boot line will be available to the public (previously only available to VIP ticketholders on his tour). There will also be many rare and unique items for fans to buy personally chosen by the man Spin Magazine called “The Last Honesty Rock Star.” Proceeds from specialty items (not including the Lucchese boots) will benefit the Chief Cares Fund, a 501c3 non-profit organized by Church and his wife Katherine that serves over 2.5 million people around the globe with charitable giving. For more information on Chief Cares Fund, visit

Church will resume “The Outsiders World Tour” on June 20 at the Black Diamond-Harley Davidson in Marion, IL. For a full list of tour dates, visit

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