Eric Church may be one of the biggest names in country music right now, but behind those outlaw country vibes (and signature sunglasses) is a softer side reserved for his family. The beloved singer and his wife, Katherine Blasingame, have one of the sweetest love stories in all of Nashville. And while they've been married for over a decade, you rarely even see Blasingame outside of red-carpet appearances.
Though the Church family likes to keep most things to themselves, here's a little more of an inside look at one of our favorite music couples.
What does Eric Church's wife do?
She actually worked in the music business before her husband did! Blasingame was a music publisher before her singer-songwriter husband even entered the music industry. It's actually how the two first met. According to Taste of Country, she was trying to hook Church up with one of the writers that she represented. They hit it off, and the rest is history.
Now she's the perfect person for Church to bounce his ideas off, knowing that she'll actually have helpful (and knowledgable) feedback. Being another experienced music professional, Blasingame is his sounding board to bounce ideas off. She'll also contribute some ideas of her own, including songs he might want to include on his albums. Talk about the dream team...music really is at the heart of their relationship, which feels so right for such an important voice in Nashville.
Back in 2012, Church told Taste of Country, "Then, there's a song on this new record called 'She Loves Me Like Jesus Does' that was a favorite of hers that I didn't write. It's the only song in my career that I cut that I didn't write, and it's because of her. She found the song and played it for me and I loved it too."
How many children do Eric Church and his wife Katherine have?
The longtime couple has two children together. Their first son, Boone McCoy Church, was born in 2011. Their second son, Tennessee Hawkins (who goes by Hawk, which is a seriously cool nickname), was born a few years later in 2015. Church wrote the song "Three Year Old" about everything he learned during his journey into fatherhood after Boone was born. It's truly the sweetest tribute to his eldest child and one that can move any parent to tears reflecting back on those precious early years with a toddler. Anyone with kids knows that the days are long and the years are short and special, which Church perfectly captures in his song.
Eric Church + Katherine Blasingame's marriage
The Grammy-nominated country star, who was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2020 CMA Awards, and his wife Katherine found Westglow Spa & Resort in Blowing Rock and decided it was the perfect spot for their ceremony after staying there. Who wouldn't want to get married on a nice quiet hilltop? The view of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina probably made their wedding photos incredible and created the perfect setting for their big day. They said "I do" back in 2008 and have been together ever since.
Their relationship inspired a love song
Swoon! Church surprised his bride with the song "You Make It Look So Easy" and performed it on their wedding day...a welcome surprise considering he really isn't a love song guy. The song was later released on his 2009 album, Carolina. I've never had a song written for me, but I'd assume there wasn't a dry eye in the house. We can only assume that the bride was just as touched by the gesture as all the guests.
Eric Church and his wife have a non-profit
Few things are as refreshing as seeing someone use their position in the spotlight to help those in need. The Chief Cares Fund was created in 2013 to help families in need who live in Tennessee and North Carolina. They have also helped orphans in Nepal with clothing, bedding and education, in addition to sending Bibles to Haiti and funding no-kill animal shelters. The coolest part? You can purchase Chief Cares Platinum tickets to his shows, where the funds go directly to the charity. It's a really easy way to give back while also getting to see Church live.
The couple featured their home on Cribs
CMT Cribs, that is. The couple's Nashville home was featured in a 2010 episode that we really wish we could get our hands on. The Church family tends to be environmentally friendly, so how impressive is it that they grow their own vegetable garden? Spoiler, Church has a pretty cool man cave too.
Editors Note: This article was originally published on February 4, 2021. It was updated on Oct. 17, 2022.
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