Country music isn't all sad songs about dead dogs and broken hearts. With newcomers like Eric Church on the scene, that old country twang morphed into a more progressive sound complete with a quickened pace, feel-good lyrics, upbeat melodies—and just enough of the traditional foundation to keep the die-hard old timers coming back for more. A country artist with a Southern-infused rock sound, Church has garnered enough fans, old and new, to land himself five CMA nominations this year. And he's ready to make you a fan, too. Give him a listen during his appearance at the massive Honda Center on his Blood, Sweat & Beers tour.
Thu., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2012