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2 February 2021, 17:06
Eric Church has become one of country music's biggest stars over the past 10 years.
After six studio albums (and a seventh on the way in 2021) and millions of records sold, Eric Church has become a firm favourite in the country music world.
Eric is now set to perform at the coveted National Anthem slot at the 2021 Super Bowl, but where is he from and how old is he? Here's all the important facts:
Eric Church was born on May 3, 1977. He celebrated his 43rd birthday in 2020.
Full name Kenneth Eric Church, he was born in Granite Falls, North Carolina, to parents Ken and Rita Church.
He first worked with his father at Clayton Marcus, a furniture upholstery company, where his father was president.
Aged 13, he bought a guitar and began writing songs of his own, and the rest is history.
Among Eric Church's most famous songs include:
- Guys Like Me
- Love Your Love the Most
- Drink In My Hand
- The Outsiders
- Give Me Back My Hometown
- Mr Misunderstood
- Like a Wrecking Ball
- Record Year
- Some of It
In 2008, Eric Church married music publisher Katherine Blasingame.
At their wedding, Eric performed 'You Make It Look So Easy', a song he wrote for his partner.
In October 2011, the couple's first son, Boone McCoy Church, was born. Boone is the subject of his father's song 'Three Year Old'.
In February 2015, their second son, Tennessee Hawkins 'Hawk' Church was born.