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OK, it's not a CD of new music but it is a new CD. His first LIVE CD - "Caught In The Act" and it's coming out just in time for my birthday on April 9th. (My birthday is April 10th so I'm sure it was planned.)
Here's from the press release they sent out:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Friday, February 8, 2013)—EMI Records' Eric Church will release a 17-track live album, Caught In The Act: Live, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 featuring songs from Sinners Like Me, Carolina, and his CMA Award-winning 2011 release, CHIEF. Act will be available for purchase on iTunes and in stores nationwide. The album was recorded at Chattanooga's Tivoli Theatre in October 2012 and is Church’s first live recording. A double gatefold vinyl version of the record will also be made available on National Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20. The package will include four additional tracks and a special whiskey-infused 7-inch.
Caught In The Act: Live features raw, electric performances of songs like “Pledge Allegiance To The Hag,” “Smoke A Little Smoke,” “How ‘Bout You,” “Creepin’” and more. American Songwriter noted of the live taping, “[The] rendition of the soulful hit ‘Springsteen’ is one of his best, slipping into the first verse of Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ towards to end.” The writer adds, “[Church] sang and played just differently enough to create variety from his studio versions and his performance confirmed that his voice is easily just as good as how it sounds on a produced record.”
The release of Caught In The Act: Live is fans’ first chance to take home a copy of Church’s live show -- the only of the country genre to be named "Best Concerts Of 2012" by The New York Times who calls it, “A mean show,” and adds, “Mr. Church has clawed his way into the country mainstream with a series of post-outlaw anthems, and delivered them with verve and tension, as if he might not be allowed to for much longer.”
Church is nominated for two GRAMMY® awards this year, both for his No. 1 smash hit, "Springsteen," in categories Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song and will be in attendance when the winners are announced this Sunday, February 10.
He is currently touring Canada on his sold-out The Blood Sweat & Beers Tour and will return to the states to join Kenny Chesney on the No Shoes Nation tour beginning March 16 in Tampa, Fla.
For a full list of tour dates and more information on Eric Church, visit www.ericchurch.com.
Caught In The Act: Live track listing:
1.) “Before She Does” (3:46)
2.) “How ‘Bout You” (4:24)
3.) “Drink In My Hand” (4:51)
4.) “Over When It’s Over” (2:57)
5.) “I'm Gettin' Stoned” (5:27)
6.) “Creepin’” (4:45)
7.) “Keep On” (2:52)
8.) “Hungover & Hard Up” (3:33)
9.) “Sinners Like Me” (4:22)
10.) “Country Music Jesus” (3:49)
11.) “Pledge Allegiance To The Hag” (4:54)
12.) “Jack Daniels” (6:03)
13.) “Homeboy” (4:40)
14.) “Lotta Boot Left To Fill” (4:21)
15.) “Smoke A Little Smoke” (5:14)
16.) “These Boots” (3:43)
17.) “Springsteen” (9:27)