Country Music Hall of Fame Announces Eric Church As 2023 Artist-In-Residence
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that Eric Church will serve as its 18th artist-in-residence.
Church will produce and perform two shows in 2023 at the intimate CMA Theater in Nashville, Tennessee. The dates have been scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th, and Wednesday, August 30th.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 23rd at 10 am. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit museum’s educational mission. The annual artist-in-residence program often incorporates different themes and special guests.
According to the museum’s website, the program was established in 2003. It honors a “musical master” and has contributed “a large and significant body of work” to music.
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The seven-time ACM Award winner and four-time CMA Award winner will join a prestigious list of previous participants. They include Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, and more.
“Throughout his career, Eric has constantly stretched boundaries with his music and challenged long-standing conventions in his recordings and his live performances,” said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Our artist-in-residence series offers him the freedom to showcase his ever-evolving creative vision. We’re grateful to him for volunteering his time and fierce individualism to the series, which benefits the museum and its nonprofit mission.”
“As a student of the rich history of country music’s most prolific artists, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a shrine of reverence for this songwriter’s heart,” shared Church. “I’m honored and humbled to be included in such esteemed company.”
Church will kick off his ‘The Outsiders Revival Tour‘ on June 22nd with a lineup of rising artists on select dates. His new exhibition, “Eric Church: Country Heart, Restless Soul” is also opening at the Country Music Hall of Fame on July 13th.
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