Eric Church Announces First New Album in Three Years- "We Are Back"

Lewis Collier
July 13, 2018

"The album is done", Church revealed during his brief livestream, "and we are back". "Misunderstood - if you're in the Church Choir, on October 5th you're going to get the album", as Church renegotiated his record deal with EMI Nashville leading into Desperate Man to include his fans. Desperate Man is due out on October 5, and a single of the same name - co-written with Ray Wylie Hubbard and produced by Jay Joyce - is available for Church Choir fan club members to hear now.

Church recorded "Desperate Man" and the rest of the album with his longtime producer Jay Joyce. Co-written by Eric and Ray Wylie Hubbard, the single "Desperate Man", will be available on Friday, July 13.

The news comes days after Church began teasing his fans on Tuesday, by posting "July 12th - 9:00am EST" to Instagram, adding a clock to his website that was counting down to that day and time. "I just want to say I've missed you". I'm very proud of this album.

Church last released new music in 2015. That album was a surprise release, with fan club members receiving the project first without any sort of advance announcement. Church and Hubbard have played together before, like the time in 2017 when Church brought Hubbard onstage for a guest appearance at one of his Dallas shows.

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Ms Sturgess' partner, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley from Amesbury, a town a few miles from Salisbury, is now recovering in hospital. They were found to have been poisoned with Novichok, a lethal nerve agent produced in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

The star and his family have been mourning death of his brother, Brandon. Church shared a brief note about his brother's death on his official website, and he paid tribute to his brother at a gig in OH days after his death by singing "Amazing Grace" and "Sinners Like Me".

Church performed a rendition of "Amazing Grace" before transitioning into his song "Sinners Like Me", with the using the medley to close his headlining set.

"It's been a tough week", he said.

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