Eric Church’s Album, Heart, Arrives Friday, April 16th

Eric Church’s Album, Heart, Arrives Friday, April 16th

For his Heart, &, Soul projects, Eric Church wanted to mix up the recording process when it came to making the albums.

So, he packed up everything from producer Jay Joyce‘s studio — including Jay, songwriters, studio assistants, and musicians, and headed out of Nashville to North Carolina.

Eric says, “I think that by going to North Carolina and by leaving the environment, leaving Jay’s studio environment, leaving my environment, leaving the band’s environment, leaving the songwriter’s environment that we just we made something that was uncomfortable and unique and new. And that’s kind of what – that’s where creativity thrives, at least for this record, God, it was so refreshing. And I think that you sometimes have to kind of shake it up a little bit to find where you’re supposed to go next.”

The Heart album arrives for fans this Friday, April 16th.

& arrives exclusively for Church Choir members (Eric’s fan club) on Tuesday, April 20th. (You can become a member HERE)

While Soul will be released next Friday, April 23rd.

One of the tracks that fans can find on the Heart album is “Never Break Heart” — check out the studio version video right here…

Photos Courtesy of Eric Church

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell