Every Thursday that we add new mp3s (which is every Thursday ), we are excited for Red Karaoke-ers to sing these great gold quality hits. The pleasure of bringing you these backing tracks is multiplied when we get the simultaneous pleasure of introducing new artists into our catalogue! This week is no exception with the premiere of country artist Eric Church onto the pages of Red Karaoke.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Eric Church is a Southern bred boy at heart who properly took up guitar strumming at the age of 13 and by the time her graduated high school was playing at his local bar, covering Jimmy Buffet songs, before moving on to Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a country star.
Church was able to get signed after starting work with producer Jay Joyce. The strong sound and direction the two forged together finally convinced Capitol Nashville that he was ready to make it. Church’s first single, How ‘Bout You peaked at #14 on Hot Country Songs and led off his debut album Sinners Like Me, helping him gain enough success to perform on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time in 2006. The album’s other two singles, Two Pink Lines and Guys Like Me, both reached the Top 20 as well.
2008 saw Church’s success with hits from his second album Carolina, including Love Your Love the Most which brought Church to the top 10 for the first time, peaking at #10. Church’s third album Chief was released in July of 2011, debuting at #1 on both Top Country Albums and the Billboard 200 and selling 145,000 copies in its first week. Drink in My Hand from the album became Church’s first #1 single.
This year Springsteen was released, and is now available to sing on Red Karaoke. In an interview with American Songwriter, Church described the song as “a love affair that takes place in an amphitheater between two people. It didn’t happen with Springsteen, ironically, it happened with another artist.” The song has gone on to become a top hit on the charts and radio and we wouldn’t be surprised if it happened here on Red Karaoke as well