Eric Church reveals new album artwork and presale date

One of music’s most electrifying entertainers and prolific songwriters, EMI
Records Nashville’s Eric Church, has finally set the date for
his fourth studio album, the aptly titled, "The Outsiders", for Feb. 11,
2014. The release is the follow-up to his CMA and ACM Album of the Year, "Chief", which has gone on to sell over 1.5 million records and produce
two No. 1 singles, “Drink In My Hand” and “Springsteen” and three Top 10 hits
since it’s June 2011 release. 

Starting Wednesday November 6, fans can pre-order an exclusive album bundle
directly from, which includes "The Outsiders" physical album and exclusive merchandise including: T-Shirt, sticker,
and/or a leather cuff bracelet. To go direct to the pre-order page, visit 

Church shared the news
exclusively with Associated Press' Chris Talbott remarking,
"I'm interested to see what people think about them. I always say the songs are
mine till the moment we release them, then they’re the fans’ (songs). I’m very
anxious. I have a lot of anxiety to see what people think about what we’ve
Church will perform the
album title and lead single, “The Outsiders,” on The 47th Annual CMA Awards,
airing live on ABC Television on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET), where he
is nominated for two CMA Awards this year: Male Vocalist and Musical Event of
the Year (with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan for “The Only Way I Know”). The song
is an ode to the manner in which Church and his fans have built his career, as
an inclusive group together fighting to have his music heard.
Jay Joyce once again
joins Church for production and songwriting collaborations. Church started
writing for the release in 2012 while on his arena tour, Blood, Sweat &
Beers Tour. Talbott notes, “Some of the most striking moments [on "The Outsiders"] would seem odd to your local program director. There’s a dark
trilogy, for instance, that includes a dramatic recitation of the Shel
Silverstein poem ‘The Devil and Billy Markham.’ ‘Roller Coaster Ride’ actually
feels just like one. And album-closer, ‘The Joint,’ is an oddly affecting cross
of Tom Waits and J.J. Cale.”
For more information,
please visit or follow
him online @ericchurch.

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