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Church announces "Desperate Man"

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – Eric Church announced this morning that he would release a new album, "Desperate Man," on Oct. 5.

"It's been a while; I just want to say I have missed you," he told members of his fan club, the Choir, this morning when they logged in online. "I have good news. The album is done, and we are back. It's called 'Desperate Man,' and the first single is called 'Desperate Man." Choir members had first access today through logging in.

The album is Church's first in almost three years. "Mr. Misunderstood" was released as a surprise. He gave to fans first without any promotion.

"Everyone is so focused on your first week. But I am more concerned with week 80 than week one.," said Church of "Mr. Mr. Misunderstood." The disc won CMA Awards' Album of the Year in 2016 and reached RIAA-Platinum certification earlier this year.

"Desperate Man" will be made available tomorrow. Co-written by Church with Texas musician Ray Wylie Hubbard (who Church name checks in his 2015 "Mr. Misunderstood"), "Desperate Man" sees Church again collaborating with producer Jay Joyce.

Church said he would tour behind the disc. "I look forward to seeing you on the road... I'm very proud of this album. See you soon," he said in his message.

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