Country music's Eric Church will make a stop at Chaifetz Arena during his 2012 Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20. Special guests Brantley Gilbert and Blackberry Smoke will also perform.
With word-of-mouth long fueling Eric Church's sweat-soaked, sold-out crowds, he had a personal record-breaking year in 2011. His third release, Chief, hit the No. 1 spot atop the Billboard Top 200 and Country Album charts, selling over 145,000 albums in its first week. Chief also produced Church's highest charting singles, including "Homeboy" which peaked as the No. 13 Billboard Country Song and "Drink in My Hand" which is currently the No. 5 Billboard County Song and No. 40 on the Billboard Top 100. Church won a 2011 ACM award for Top New Solo Vocalist and was nominated for Top New Artist.
Brantley Gilbert made his debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon releasing Halfway to Heaven Deluxe in September and, along with the original, has already sold over 300,000 albums to date. His first single "Country Must Be Country Wide," recently scored the No. 1 Billboard Country Song.