Kenneth Eric Church

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Mar 01, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on May 11, 2022
Eric Church was born on May 3 at Granite Falls, North Carolina.
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About Eric Church

Kenneth Eric Church is a famous American singer as well as a songwriter who was born on May 3, 1977, in Granite Falls, North Carolina, US.
Ever since the launch of his debut album 'Sinners Like Me', the country singer has taken the music industry by storm. and has been on tour ever since. During the initial period of his career, Eric Church was unable to get attention from record companies.
Though, the attitude of the record companies changed drastically when he started working with Joy Joyce, a renowned producer. This helped Eric get a meeting with Arthur Buenahora who was a publisher with Sony Music. Arthur had already worked with leading performers like Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift. He played the song 'Lightning' to him and managed to convince him that he was ready for the big stage.
The country singer is still quite popular across the world as his performance of the hit song 'Stick That In Your Country Song' at the 2020 Award Show on CBS was received well by fans. Over the years, the renowned singer has managed to captivate audiences with his incredible songs and managed to carve a distinct niche in the industry.

Eric Church’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Eric Church’s net worth?

Eric Church has a solid net worth of an estimated $14 million. This includes his assets, income, and real estate. His talent in music and hard work earns him praise as well as a good income.

How much does Eric Church earn per year?

The annual income of Eric Church is estimated at $2.36 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Eric Church?

Eric Church stands tall at 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.

How old is Eric Church?

Eric Church was born on May 3, 1977, at Granite Falls, North Carolina, and is currently 44 years old.

Childhood And Education

Eric Church was born and raised in Granite Falls, North Carolina. He was born to his father, Ken Church, who was the president of a furniture upholstery company, and his mother, Rita Church.
Eric attended South Caldwell High School, where he completed his schooling, and later, he got enrolled in Appalachian State University, where he graduated with a degree in marketing.
After graduation, he moved to Nashville to pursue his career as a songwriter with his father’s financial assistance. His father supported him to make contact with people and develop his ability as a songwriter.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Eric Church’s partner?

On January 8, 2008, Eric tied the knot to a music publisher named Katherine Blasingame at West Glow Resort in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The couple has two sons who are named Boone McCoy Church (born on October 3, 2011) and Tennessee Hawkins 'Hawk' Church (born on February 15, 2015).

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

At the age of 18 years, Eric started performing at a local dive bar. He used to perform different Jimmy Buffet covers with his band. The first band he created featured Eric, his roommate, Eric's brother, and an independent guitarist.
'Raise Em Up', 'Record Year', and 'Round Here Buzz' are Eric’s hit songs.
In addition, Eric worked on numerous studio albums like 'Chief', 'Night Train', 'The Outsiders', 'Mr. Misunderstood', 'Desperate Man' and 'Heart & Soul'.
On Dean Miller’s album 'Platinum' released in 2005, Eric co-wrote Terri Clark’s singles 'The World Needs A Drink' and 'Whiskey Wings'.

Charity Work

In 2003, Eric and Katherine organized a Chief Cares Fund to aid underprivileged families and children throughout Tennessee and North Carolina. The Chief Cares Fund also impacts the lives of people not only in the United States but also around the globe.
The couple also helped an orphanage in Nepal to get beds, and clothing and to offer school to children. They also supported funds for the Humane Societies' no-kill animal shelter.
While playing a gig at Chase Center in San Francisco, Eric noticed a ten-year-old fan of his named Makenna Wallace, who had made a green sign asking him if he would help her in her school’s fundraiser. Eric Church surprised the girl by donating $10,000 to her elementary school’s jog-a-thon.

What awards has Eric Church won?

Eric Church won many awards during his career. He won the ACM Awards six times in the category of 'Top New Solo Vocalist' in 2011, 'Album of the Year' for the album 'Chief' in 2013, 'Vocal Event of the Year' for the album 'The Only Way I Know' in 2013, Jim Reeves International Award in 2014, 'Video of the Year' for the album 'Mr. Misunderstood' in 2016 and the Merle Haggard Spirit Award in the year 2017.
He also won an American Country Award in the category of 'Song of the Year' for his work on the album 'Springsteen' in 2012.
CMT Music Awards in 2013 was also written for his name for his excellent work on the album 'The Only Way I Know'. He won this award in the category of 'Collaborative Video of the Year'.
He won CMA Awards for his outstanding works in the music albums titled 'Chief' in 2011, 'Raise Em Up' in 2015, and 'Mr. Misunderstood' in 2016. He also received this award for being the 'Entertainer of the Year' in 2020.
CMA Awards (2011- 17, 2019, and 2020) and Grammy Awards (in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2020, and 2021). He received these nominations under different categories for his works on various albums.
In addition to winning these awards, Eric Church was also nominated for numerous awards. He received nominations for American Music Awards (2012 and 2014), Billboard Music Awards (in 2013 and 2017), ACM Awards (in 2012- 2017, 2019, 2020,2021), American Country Awards (in 2012), and CMT Awards (in 2013, 2017 and 2019).

Eric Church’s Hobbies And Interests

Eric Church enjoys traveling to new destinations. In addition to traveling, he loves to listen to music and also loves to spend his leisure time on social media.

Other Interesting Eric Church Facts And Trivia

  • Eric Church was born and raised in North Carolina with his parents, brother Brandon Church, and sister Kendra Church.
  • Eric Church was born with the Taurus birth sign.
  • Eric has brown hair and attractive green eyes.
  • At the age of 13, Eric purchased a guitar and started writing songs of his own.
  • He started playing gigs at local bars in his high school years.
  • He created a band named 'Mountain Boys' consisting of his college roommates, brother, and a fellow guitarist. The band often performed in local bars and restaurants for some years.
  • After moving to Nashville, Eric wrote a song inspired by the movie 'The Green Mile'.
  • Initially, Capital Nashville and Autumn House Tallent showed interest in his music but were not convinced enough to offer him a recording contract. Their attitude changed after he started working with famous producer Jay Joyce.
  • His singles 'Two Pink Lines' and 'Guys Like Me' reached the Top 20, while the title track peaked at number 51.
  • Eric Church's debut album titled 'Sinners Like Me' produced three singles including 'How Bout You', 'Two Pink Lines', and 'Guys Like Me'. He is also well-known as a country musician with five studio albums which include the number one albums like 'Chief' (2011) and 'Outsiders' (2014).
  • His second album, 'Carolina', also includes three more singles 'Smoke A Little Smok', 'Hell On The Heart', and 'Love Your Love The Most'. He also worked on many singles like 'Springsteen', 'Drink In My Hand', 'Homeboy', 'Like Jesus Does', 'Creepin', 'The Only Way I Know', and several others.
  • His album 'Lightning' was not released as a single but was made into a music video.
  • Church prefers wearing his signature aviator sunglasses instead of contact lenses. As a result, when he started performing in larger venues, his aviators and Von Dutch denim trucker hat became his trademark.
  • Eric is highly active on social media, and he often posts his singing videos on his YouTube channel.
  • He has millions of followers around the world.
  • Eric Chruch's zodiac sign is Taurus as he was born on May 3.
    Main image credits: s_bukley/shutterstock 

Kenneth Eric Church Facts

Birth Name

Kenneth Eric Church

Date of Birth

1977-05-03

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Granite Falls, North Carolina

Age

Height

188 cm

Eye Color

Blue

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Singer and Songwriter

Education

South Caldwell High School

Net Worth

14000000

Partner

Katherine Blasingame

Parents

Ken Church, Rita Church

Siblings

Brandon Church, Kendra Church

Annual Earnings

2260000
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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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With over 3+ years of professional experience, Olanrewaju is a certified SEO Specialist and Content Writer. He holds a BSc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. Throughout his dynamic career, Olanrewaju has successfully taken on various roles with startups and established organizations. He has served as a Technical Writer, Blogger, SEO Specialist, Social Media Manager, and Digital Marketing Manager. Known for his hardworking nature and insightful approach, Olanrewaju is dedicated to continuous learning and improvement.
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