Eric Church debuted his first project Sinners Like Me in 2006.  The first album brought him some modest charting singles like 'How 'Bout You' 'Two Pink Lines' and 'Guys Like Me.'  The first singles barely broke the Top 20, but helped him develop a dedicated growing fan base.

In 2009, Church's career began to rise with his second album Carolina. From his sophomore album he finally landed two Top 10 hits, 'Hell On The Heart' and 'Love Your Love The Most.' Meanwhile, continuing to tour relentlessly and picking up more fans along the way.

The North Carolina native finally saw his star rise to the top with the release of the album Chief. Thanks to glowing reviews and fast paced record sales, the album topped the Country Albums chart and produced his first two No. 1 records, 'Drink In My Hand' and 'Springsteen.'

On his web site Church says, “I am so grateful for the many ways CHIEF has changed my life. There is no cooler thing as a recording artist than when people tell you that your music matters to them. Every single day the momentum for this record gets bigger and stronger, and I can’t wait for next year to share this music with the people who truly made this happen. It’s gonna be one hell of a tour!”

The 19th annual WGNA Countryfest: Saturday July 7th at the Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY. Tickets $24.50 - $55.00; buy them from Ticketmaster or at the door.