Eric Church is coming to town on July 7th to rock us all at 1077 'GNA's Countryfest 2012 at the Times Union Center with special guests Joe Nichols, Thompson Square and Josh Thompson. I found some really cool facts about Eric that you might not have known.

5. Eric Church's first name is Kenneth. Eric is his middle name.


4. Eric Church started playing guitar when he was a teenager and his first real gig as a performer was playing Jimmy Buffet cover tunes in bars during in his senior year of high school.


3. Eric Church has a college degree in marketing from Appalachian State University.


2. Eric Church's house and his incredible "mancave" were featured on an episode of "CMT Cribs."


1. In 2006 Eric Church was "allegedly" booted off the Rascal Flatts' "Me And My Gang Tour" for playing too long during his slot as an opening act. Taylor Swift replaced him on the 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.