Eric Church Will Be First Performer at Nashville’s New Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park

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Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Live Nation announced today that on July 30, seven-time GRAMMY nominee Eric Church will be the inaugural performer for Music Citys new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park.

Recently ranked No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Hot Tours chart for his successful The Outsiders World Tour which continues through this summer, Church will give a rare solo concert performance with just his guitar, giving fans a unique experience from when he set a new venue attendance record of 18,441 at Nashvilles Bridgestone Arena earlier this year in January. Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster next Thursday, Apr. 30 at 10:00 AM (CT).

The newest addition to Music Citys live music scene will get off to a great start with a concert from Eric Church, who represents whats great about Music City, Mayor Dean said. His songs cant be confined to just one genre; he draws from country, rock and other types of music that help make the scene here in Nashville so vibrant and eclectic.

The CMA and four-time ACM Award winner finished 2014 as country musics top-selling artist, with the years highest debut and sales of any release in the format as the critical and commercial success The Outsiders reached Platinum status, marking more than one million albums sold.Debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, The Outsiders garnered GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM Top Album nominations and features his No.1 hitsGive Me Back My Hometown andTalladega as well as his current singleLike A Wrecking Ball.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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