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Eric Church gets hitched

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 – Eric Church married music publisher Katherine Blasingame on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in a private ceremony, attended by immediate family, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Church's home state of North Carolina.

The wedding took place at the Westglow Spa & Resort in Blowing Rock, N.C. "Katherine and I stayed there last year, and we just fell in love with the place," said Church. "We decided that it would be the ideal spot to get married, up in the North Carolina Mountains with just family around us. I can't imagine a more perfect spot."

Church surprised his bride with a new song, written especially for her, that he performed during the ceremony for the bride and assembled guests. "My brother snuck my guitar in for me, so I think I surprised her," grinned Church.

The entire wedding party stayed at Westglow for most of the week, taking full advantage of the relaxing spa treatments and activities available at the resort.

But no honeymoon for Church. He is back in the studio recording music for his next album, the follow-up to his debut, "Sinners Like Me," ("Guys Like Me," "How 'Bout You"), expected in this summer. Look for the first single from the album to hit radio in March.

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The Outsiders CD review - The Outsiders
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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