SiriusXM announced today that Stereogum’s “most consistently interesting star in the Nashville ecosystem” Eric Church will launch his own exclusive SiriusXM music channel, Eric Church Outsiders Radio, on Friday, Nov. 4.Eric Church Outsiders Radio will showcase music from Church’s career, including his vast catalog of nearly two decades that has earned him seven ACM Awards, four CMA Awards (including 2020 Entertainer of the Year) and 10 GRAMMY nominations. Curated by Church himself, the channel will be a journey through his musical experiences featuring collaborations and recordings with friends along with behind the scenes stories. Listeners will also hear songs that inspire Church as a fan of music, from rock to country and beyond by artists including George Strait, Bob Seger, Ashley McBryde, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Chesney, Bruce Springsteen, Brandi Carlile and more. “We’re trying to be thoughtful about how we play the music and why the music matters,” shares Church on the curation of his new channel for SiriusXM. “This is about something that you actually go, oh, that’s cool. That, I haven’t heard that. So, chasing that pathway is what gives me excitement about what we’re trying to do here with Outsiders Radio.” Eric Church Outsiders Radio will launch on Friday, Nov. 4 on the SXM App. The SXM App is available to subscribers on mobile devices and a wide variety of connected platforms in the home including smart speakers, smart TVs and streaming media players. Streaming access is included with all of SiriusXM’s audio trials and most popular plans. Additionally, the channel will also be available to subscribers nationwide in the car on SiriusXM channel 61 from Nov, 4 through Nov. 6. Eric Church Outsiders Radio list of original programming includes:
- Best Of Outsiders Radio: archival episodes of Church’s monthly show aired on The Highway, Outsiders Radio.
- Live From The Pit: a monthly archived full concert performance from Church. The featured concert broadcast for November will be from the Green Bay stop of the 2022 Gather Again Tour.
- A Song To Sing: a one hour monthly specialty show hosted by a songwriter who has had a hand in penning Church’s numerous hits, launching with Jeff Hyde, whose songwriting credits include Church’s “Springsteen.”
- Insiders Hours: monthly guest DJ shows with friends, fans and collaborators launching with Lainey Wilson, the most nominated artist at the upcoming 2022 CMA Awards and a cast member on Season 5 of hit show “Yellowstone” premiering next month.
The exclusive channel is the latest in a longstanding relationship between SiriusXM and Church, who originally launched his exclusive monthly show, Outsiders Radio, on SiriusXM’s The Highway in February 2015. Outsiders Radio explored the country music singer/songwriter’s personal music influences with Church playing his current favorites as well as exclusive, never before heard music from his own archives.