Eric Church's career has really been taking off in the past 2 years. His latest album "Chief" has certainly been his most successful so far. The album went to number one on the country album charts and is on its way to going platinum. Back in 2006, things were a different story.

Eric was struggling to get his career going. Eric's first visit to Buffalo happened about six years ago when I had him come on my show to chat and play some music. At the time no one really knew who this guy was. He had one song out at the time called, "How 'Bout You", which he performed live on my show. Just him and the guitar and it sounded awesome. I also interviewed Eric and he was very soft-spoken and down to earth. I really enjoyed having him on the show.

Hopefully his visit to WYRK six years ago helped him a little bit. It wasn't long after that, that Eric started to do some shows around here, growing his audience with each and every performance. Don't forget to buy tickets to see Eric at our Taste of Country show. All seats are $25 and available through our website: