Eric Church Reacts To Five CMA Nominations

Platinum-selling country superstar Eric Church had no idea that he’d have a day like today when he woke up this morning. He leads all artists with five nominations going into the CMA Awards this November, and he found out after the nominees were announced on ABC earlier today. He received his first-ever New Artist of the Year nomination at last year’s CMA Awards show. He’s up for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album Of The Year with “Chief,” Single Of The Year with “Springsteen,” Song Of The Year with “Springsteen,” and Music Video Of The Year with “Springsteen.”

Eric had no way of knowing he had so many nominations after losing his cell phone while on vacation. He was swimming in the Gulf Of Mexico when his phone went missing. It wasn’t until his label, on his return to Nashville today, had whisked him away to their office and projected the press release on the wall that he found out.

Eric shares:

“I really don’t even know what to say! I’m still a little bit in shock… I’m truly speechless. I think it’s a testament to the fans that believed in the music… loved the music… and told people about the music because otherwise we don’t really have the track record to be the most nominated at this point in our career. I think that it’s truly because of the fans… they did something I think is going to be judged as pretty special.”
In order to thank them for all of their support over the years, Church created a special video address that went out to Church Choir members exclusively today.
On Sept. 13, Church will kick off the fall leg of The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour in Amherst, MA and will release his first-ever live album in 2013.
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A 26 year-old Canadian girl currently living in England for a culinary career. Fell in love with country music and cooking at a young age, and looks for a way to do both.