by Eric Church


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Country music outlaw Eric Church blasted onto the scene in 2006 with his jaw-dropping debut effort, Sinners Like Me. The North Carolina native quickly earned a dedicated following and a reputation for putting on a killer live show. Carolina, the singer/songwriter's 2009 sophomore release, is as raw and real as they come out of Nashville -- where style is often passed off as substance. Like Sinners Like Me, Carolina is a from-the-gut collection filled to the brim with traditionally rooted country music that is masterfully tempered with Southern baked rock. From the floor rattling fury of "Ain't Killed Me Yet" to the heart tugging honesty of "Those I've Loved" Church soars higher here than he did on his critically praised debut. The characters who live and breathe between the chords and melodies in Church's songs are as authentic as the well-worn frets on his acoustic guitar. The guy on the chugging "Lotta Boot Left to Fill," who claims Johnny Cash would have "whipped" the ass of those country posers who insist on name-checking the late "Man In Black" in their songs, bears a strong resemblance to Church himself. Loud guitars, gritty vocals, and more soul than a Sunday morning sermon best sums up Carolina.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2009
Label: Capitol
UPC: 5099952081026
catalogNumber: 20810
Rank: 7683

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Church   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Bruce Bouton   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Luke Bulla   Fiddle
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Steve Fishell   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Jay Joyce   Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Gary Morse   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Russ Pahl   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Severs   Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Vaughan   Electric Guitar
Craig Wright   Percussion,Drums
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Kenny Vaughn   Electric Guitar
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin
Lee Hendricks   Bass,Bass Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Jedd Hughes   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Ed Smoak   Electric Guitar
Nathan Chapman   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Bruce Sutton   Banjo
Driver Williams   Electric Guitar
Ed Smoak   Electric Guitar
Jeff Hyde   Acoustic Guitar
Stephanie Chapman   Background Vocals
Mike Severs   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Brett Beavers   Composer
Jay Joyce   Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Audio Production
Debra Williams   grooming
Deric Ruttan   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Jason Hall   Engineer
Wendy Stamberger   Art Direction
Michael Patrick Heeney   Composer,Engineer
Eric Church   Composer
Arturo Buenahora   Executive Producer
Brandon Church   Composer
John Peets   Management
Jeremy Spillman   Composer
Driver Williams   Composer
Jeff Hyde   Composer
Stephanie Chapman   Composer
Michael Heeney   Composer

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Carolina 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best cd I've bought in a long time, so worth it, and both my new favorites from the cd weren't even on the radio- and those were the ones I bought it for!
Filyspride More than 1 year ago
I didn't think it could get any better than his first cd, "Sinners like Me" but Eric has really done it with this album!! Full of all emotions and raw energy, much like his concerts!! You gotta get the cd then go out and see him live!! It'll be well worth it!!