Church’s Bowery Ballroom New York City performance is a sell-out
“It’s always been my goal to make records that are a complete body of work and not just random songs strung together—personally, I still love to put on a record and let it play top to bottom,” Church shares. “It is a dream come true that CAROLINA is now a gold record, and it is proof there are still people out there who think about music the same way I do. I owe this to every fan that told someone about this record, and to them I say ‘thank you!’”
CAROLINA features hits “Smoke A Little Smoke” and “Love Your Love The Most” which have both also been certified Gold, having sold over 500,000 digital copies each. Church’s previous Top 20 singles have included “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me” from his 2006 critically-acclaimed debut, SINNERS LIKE ME. “Hell On The Heart” also charted Top 20 from CAROLINA.
Church’s Third Studio Album, Chief, to Hit Stores on July 26, 2011; Music Video “Homeboy” Makes Television Debut May 9
“I have a theory that all of us [artists] only get a small window of time to make records when people will really listen and care,” said Church. “It’s up to us to move the needle. People like Waylon and Cash or Garth and Strait,– they all took the format and said, ‘We’re going over here,’ and they each changed the direction of the music a little bit– helping to make it what it is today.”
That desire to move the needle is the very reason Church has chosen to use the successes of six Top 20 country singles
(“How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me” from his 2006 critically-acclaimed debut, Sinners Like Me; “Love Your Love The Most,” “Hell On The Heart,” and “Smoke A Little Smoke” from his sophomore release Carolina) and an ACM Award for New Solo Vocalist of the Year to push the creative envelope even further with Chief. Church took a month off and went to a secluded cabin in North Carolina to reflect and write the entire album which he later recorded in Nashville with producer, Jay Joyce (Patty Griffin, Cage the Elephant), who also produced his previous two releases.