He might be one of the coolest country singers out there, and he's had a ton of hits, but here are Six Things You Didn't Know About Eric Church.

Timothy Hiatt
  • Yes, ‘Church’ is his real name. He was born Kenneth Eric Church on May 3, 1977, in Granite Falls, North Carolina.
  • Speaking of names, his kids have cool names, too: Boone McCoy (born in 2011) and Tennessee Hawk (they call him ‘Hawk’), born in 2015.
  • He wears his signature aviator sunglasses because the bright stage lights used to bother his contact lenses.
  • He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Appalachian State University.
  • He and his wife started their ‘Chief Cares Fund’ 3 years ago. It donates money raised from special tickets to his shows, as well as Eric Church merchandise, to deserving charities as a tribute to his grandfather, who was the chief of police in his hometown.
  • He joined the ‘Me And My Gang’ Tour with Rascal Flatts and Gary Allan as the opening act ten years ago, but was let go for ‘playing too long.’

And, he's bring his "Holding My Own" Tour to Minnesota, January 20th at Target Center. The show is already sold-out, but you could WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS, just by clicking on the button below: