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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Presents Writers’ Round: The Songs of Eric Church

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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will host a special program, Writers’ Round: The Songs of Eric Church, on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m., in the museum’s Ford Theater. The program is presented in support of the exhibition Eric Church: Inside the Outsider which will end its run Feb. 21.

Throughout his career, Eric Church has worked with a very small group of songwriting collaborators, creating a consistent sound and a distinct, authentic voice. In this Saturday program, Casey Beathard, Jeff Hyde, Luke Laird and Jeremy Spillman will perform and share stories behind the hits they crafted with Church, including “Cold One,” “Country Music Jesus,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Hell on the Heart’” “Homeboy,” “Like a Wrecking Ball,” “Mr. Misunderstood,” “The Outsiders,” “Springsteen” and “Talladega.”

The program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Museum members can make reservations by calling 615-416-2001 or emailing The program will be streamed live at

Inside the Outsider examines Church’s path to stardom, with stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from his personal collection. Highlights include:

  • Harmony H-303 three-quarter-size acoustic guitar played by Church as a child
  • Gold necklace with Hank Williams Jr.’s logo, which was a gift to Church from Williams
  • Ray-Ban Aviator Mirror sunglasses worn by Church
  • ACM and CMA Album of the Year Awards for Chief
  • Note and autographed Fender FA-100 acoustic guitar presented to Church by George Strait for performing on Strait’s farewell tour, The Cowboy Rides Away, in 2014
  • Notebook with handwritten notes and set lists from The Outsiders World Tour. Church promised that the set list for each night would be different
  • Rogue leather jacket, John Varvatos shirt, Diesel jeans, and leather boots worn by Church on the cover of The Outsiders and at the 2013 CMA Awards

For more information about the exhibition, click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #InsidetheOutsider.

Jason Aldean, Eric Church & Lady Antebellum Lead 4th Annual Faster Horses Lineup

Faster Horses

Faster Horses Festival has quickly become Michigan’s “go-to summer bash” (Detroit Free Press,) and will return in its fourth year on July 15-17 with a star-studded lineup including headliners Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Lady Antebellum.  A three-day, two stage country music and camping festival set among the rolling Irish Hills of Brooklyn, MI and dubbed “The Party of The Summer,” Faster Horses has become known for the strong community vibe within the campsites as well as rapidly winning over artists as one of their favorite shows of the season.  Passes will go on-sale on Feb. 12 at 10am ET at

With Detroit News heralding the festival’s atmosphere as “how country feels,” returning fans and new attendees alike, will be able to enjoy the stacked lineup they’ve come to expect including Gary Allan, A Thousand Horses, Big & Rich, Granger Smith feat Earl Dibbles, Jr., Sam Hunt, LoCash, David Nail, Joe Nichols, Jon Pardi and Travis Tritt with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

“What I love about Faster Horses is that the passion and loyalty of the fans is palpable,” said Brian O’Connell President of Live Nation Country Touring. “You can feel it when you’re out in the campgrounds and you see how much time and energy they’ve put into preparing for the festival, and you can feel it when an artist steps out onto the stage.  That passion drives us to come back every year with a lineup that will show our appreciation for all that they’ve done to help us build this festival.  I can’t wait to get back out there for another huge year!”

Selling out in advance of only its third year, Faster Horses is part of Live Nation’s family of premier country music festivals which includes four further destination festivals including Windy City LakeShake-Chicago, IL, FarmBorough-New York, NY, Watershed-The Gorge, WA and Route 91 Harvest-Las Vegas, NV.

For more details as they are announced, visit, twitter @faster_horses and join the conversation on Twitter, #FasterHorses.

Jason Aldean, Eric Church & Keith Urban Set To Headline Watershed Festival


The fifth-annual Watershed Music and Camping Festival will be the first-ever country music festival to host two consecutive weekends, with superstars Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Keith Urban slated to headline the festival both weekends. With a history of selling out in just minutes, both weekends will take place at the world’s most awe-inspiring music venue, The Gorge on July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7. Passes will go on sale Jan. 29 at 10am PT at

Known for providing a consistently diverse and eclectic lineup, Watershed’s fans (otherwise known as ‘Shedders) will also be able to enjoy performances by A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Merle Haggard, Neal McCoy, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Jon Pardi, RaeLynn, Travis Tritt and more. Heralded by Country Weekly, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone as a “must-see” summer festival, attendees will also be able to enjoy the breathtaking and unrivaled setting of the watershed for the Columbia River, the unique backdrop from where the festival drew its name.

“The ’Shedders and my team know how special Watershed is to me and I can’t believe we’re coming back in only our fifth year for two weekends,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “I’m so excited to see first-timers like Jason, Keith and Eric’s reaction when they arrive at The Gorge, as the view is just out of this world, and all the artists and fans getting to experience the truly unique vibe of this festival. “

The first to be established in Live Nation’s family of premier country music festivals, the success of Watershed was quickly followed by the launch of four further destination festivals including Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI; Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, NV; Windy City LakeShake in Chicago, IL and FarmBorough in New York, NY.

For Watershed updates visit

Eric Church, Jake Owen and Florida Georgia Line Set For Country Thunder


Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Jake Owen have all signed on to appear as headliners for the upcoming 2016 Country Thunder Festival. The traveling fest will take place next year in Arizona, Wisconsin and Alberta, Canada.

The newly announced headliners are set to appear at the Arizona location of the event, which will take place between April 7 and 10. The Wisconsin dates will take place in July with the Alberta dates coming in August.

“Country Thunder strives to always bring the biggest names to CT Nation,” says Kim Blevins, the festival’s director of marketing. “But we also want to bring music fans the best festival experience by presenting a combination of hot, up-and-coming chart climbers, veteran artists and buzz-worthy new signings.”

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