North Carolina Country Music Icon To Get Hall Of Fame Exhibit
One of the first country music artists we met once we came to Country 1037 in the spring of 2006, was Granite Falls’ own, Eric Church. He was a brand-new artist and was in the station doing satellite interviews with other radio stations around the country. We met at the sink in the men’s room. Gave the cursory nod to each other. Then once we got outside the door introduced ourselves.
To this day, he’s my favorite artist I’ve ever met near a urinal. <g>
In the years since, Eric Church has only become one of the biggest stars in country music’s last two decades. Additionally, he’s been cited as a key influence and inspiration for the likes of Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen. Now, Eric Church’s career (to this point) will be properly feted by the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
The new Eric Church exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame opens July 13. Gibson presents “Country Heart, Restless Soul,” examines Eric Church’s life and career. It covers his North Carolina roots, Nashville songwriting, and status as a rule breaker in country music. Eric Church’s songs will be performed by co-writers Luke Laird, Jeremy Spillman, and more on July 15 at 2:30-3:45 PM in the museum’s Ford Theater. Church’s collaborators will perform and share stories behind their songs. The event is free for members, but tickets are required.
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