Eric Church Welcomes First Child

Eric Church and wife Katherine have announced the arrival of their first child, a son named Boone McCoy Church, who was born Monday (Oct. 3) at a Nashville hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. “Everybody always tells you what an awesome and unique experience being a parent is,” Church said. “Words can never do the feeling justice. I am very thankful and blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy and baby mama.” Church has been touring extensively to promote his latest album, Chief, but plans to reduce his concert schedule throughout the remainder of the year. He’s scheduled to perform Friday (Oct. 7) in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday in Atlanta and Sunday in Mobile, Ala. “It will be interesting to see how this new chapter in our life manifests itself musically,” he said. “I’ve always made music that was representative of real life. Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn at home.”