Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2011 EMI released Eric Church's "Homeboy" to radio?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Eric Church.

  • Kenneth Eric Church was born on May 3, 1977 in Granite Falls, North Carolina.
  • As a teenager, he bought a guitar and taught himself to play. He also started writing songs. By the time he reached his junior year in high school, he had a regular gig in a local bar.
  • After high school, he attended Appalachian State University, where he majored in Marketing, and obtained his degree.
  • He made a deal with his father that in return for graduating from college, his father would pay for his first six months in Nashville. He used this time to make contacts in town, and eventually landed a publishing deal at Sony/ATV Tree Publishing.
  • He finds his inspiration for songwriting in many places. After seeing the movie The Green Mile, he was inspired to write the song "Lightning."