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Eric Church Finds Success by Staying Left of Country's Creative Center

Image courtesy of EB Media PR (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of EB Media PR (via ABC News Radio)

Eric Church had the biggest first-week sales of any country artist so far this year when his album The Outsiders came out in February. He credits that success with staying true to his art no matter what's happening on the country charts at the moment.

Eric tells the San Francisco Examiner , "Any decision we make, we just try and be artistic. Because essentially that's what we're all supposed to be doing -- making art and not worrying, 'Is this going to commercially work?'"

Eric is now climbing the chart with his funky, new single, "Cold One" -- the third release from The Outsiders .

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