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April 25, 2024

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Eric Church to Serve as Country Music Hall Of Fame’s 2023 Artist-In-Residence

As part of the program, he'll give two special shows at the Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has invited Eric Church to be its 18th artist-in-residence.

The annual artist-in-residence series spotlights an artist with an exemplary body of work and features one-of-a-kind performances over multiple evenings. The museum offers its intimate CMA Theater as a blank canvas for the artist to curate shows incorporating different themes and special guests.

Church will produce and perform two shows on Aug. 29 and 30, and tickets range from $75 to $500 with all proceeds benefiting the nonprofit museum’s educational mission. Museum members and Church’s “Church Choir” fan club will have access to a special pre-sale June 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets to both shows will be available to the public June 23, at 10 a.m. on the museum’s website. Sales are limited to four tickets per transaction on a first-come, first-served basis and are non-refundable.

“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,” shares Church. “I’m honored and humbled to be included in such esteemed company.”

Past artist-in-residence participants include:

  • Cowboy Jack Clement (who opened the series in 2003)
  • Earl Scruggs
  • Tom T. Hall
  • Guy Clark
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Vince Gill
  • Buddy Miller
  • Connie Smith
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Alan Jackson
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Jason Isbell
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Marty Stuart
  • John Prine

Church is also the subject of a new exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, “Eric Church: Country Heart, Restless Soul,” which opens July 13 and chronicles his unique path to stardom.



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.