Eric Church‘s chart-topping album “Chief” has earned the country rebel his first career Grammy nomination for “Best Country Album.” The nomination was announced as part of “The Grammy Nominations Concert LIVE!” on CBS last night, which celebrates the best in music of all genres and releases the nominees for the 2012 Grammy Awards next year.
“The GRAMMYs are the ultimate honor for any recording artist. It’s very cool that they recognized CHIEF in what I feel is the most coveted category,” shares Church. “I got into the music business because of great records and the feelings they imparted on my heart. I’ve poured everything I am into making those kinds of albums, and I am very thankful for this nod.”
Produced by Jay Joyce, “Chief” was a labor of love for the singer who had locked himself away in a North Carolina cabin to write the songs for the record. Eric co-wrote tracks with Casey Beathard, Luke Laird, Jeff Hyde and many more of his friends. “Chief” was released on July 26th, 2011 and produced the top 15 hit “Homeboy,” and his current rising single “Drink In My Hand.”
Eric recently announced his first headlining tour next year “The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour” which will hit 50 different markets starting on January 19th in Fort Smith, Arkansas.