Eric Church is the latest country artist to program his own radio show exclusively on SiriusXM satellite radio. The CMA- and ACM-winning singer-songwriter will host the monthly “Outsiders Radio” show on the subscription-based service’s country channel the Highway.
In addition to delving into Church’s musical influences and playing some of his current favorite songs and artists, the show will feature the country star offering exclusive, never-before-heard music from his career archives.
The debut episode of “Outsiders Radio” will air Friday, February 27th, at 10 p.m. ET, and celebrates the one-year anniversary of Church’s Grammy-nominated album The Outsiders. The premiere will feature two exclusive tracks not released on the LP. “Outsiders Radio” is set to air on the last Friday of every month and will also be rebroadcast Mondays at midnight and Wednesdays at 11 p.m. ET.
The Highway channel shines a spotlight on new country music from today’s established and up-and-coming acts, but Church’s show will be an eclectic mix, like plugging into the “Like a Wrecking Ball” singer’s personal iPod. He joins Willie Nelson, Elizabeth Cook, and Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller as country and Americana artists who also host programs on SiriusXM, which features a broad spectrum of country-music channels. Among the most popular are Outlaw Country, with regular hosts Mojo Nixon and Hillbilly Jim, and Willie’s Roadhouse, which broadcasts the Grand Ole Opry on Friday and Saturday nights.
Church, who played a new, unreleased song about his grandfather’s battle with Alzheimer’s for country-radio executives this week in Nashville, will return to the road on March 3rd following the birth of his second son, Tennessee Hawkins. He’ll perform at the Houston Rodeo next week, before lighting out with the Drive-By Truckers on his Outsiders World Tour.