Eric Church is celebrating his first No. 1 single – probably with a drink in his hand. “Drink In My Hand” topped the country charts, continuing a string of firsts for Eric that includes an Album of the Year GRAMMY nomination for his album Chief; the No. 1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart for Chief: the 2011 ACM Award for New Solo Vocalist of the Year; and his first arena headlining tour. “Drink In My Hand” is the tenth single Eric has released to country radio.
“It is truly the greatest example of belief, dedication, determination and plain old hard work that we have achieved this milestone,” Eric said. “I can’t thank the EMI staff and country radio enough for making this happen and believing in the music, but the real gratitude must go to our fans. I’ve heard countless stories from hundreds of fans of how they have gone above and beyond to get our songs heard and demand that people pay attention to what’s going on in our world. I can’t think of a better way to kick off a tour!”
Chief has been recognized as one of the Top Albums of 2011 by Rob Harvilla’s SPIN List, NPR, Rolling Stone and Amazon. Eric’s The Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour will kick off Thursday, January 19 in Forth Smith, Arkansas.