If you want to listen to a specially-curated playlist of some of Eric Church’s favorite music 24/7, it’s about to become a reality.
He just announced in a special message to his fan club, the Church Choir, that he is taking his Outsiders Radio show to a full-time SiriusXM channel, which will now run 24/7 and is officially titled Eric Church Outsiders Radio.
He previously hosted the monthly show on SiriusXM’s The Highway channel, but told Billboard he’s excited to get to explore all of his favorite music in a completely new way now:
“I’ve always been fascinated by the artists that I have loved in my life, who are they fans of? What and who made them who they are?
What are they discovering and what are they inspired by? The inspiration and discovery part, I really hope this station will lean into both spirit and substance.”
He added that having his aforementioned previous show taught him a lot about how he wants to run this new programming:
“I’ve learned that there are so many different musical perspectives and performances that fall under the same theme.
We could have a themed show scripted, but through the lens of so many diverse multiple genres and artists.
It’ll be fun to show how an 80-year-old blues song inspires a jazz artist, that inspires a rockabilly guitar player, who inspires a country artist. That interests me!”
I have a feeling this will probably quickly become one of the best channels on Sirius, and I’m excited to get to hear all the good undiscovered stories and songs Chief is going to bring us.
The channel will launch next Friday, November 4th, on the SXM app, and will be available to subscribers nationwide in the car on SiriusXM channel 61 from November 4th-6th.
In terms of the original stuff he has coming down the pipeline, it will include “Best of Outsiders Radio,” which are archival episodes from Church’s monthly Outsiders Radio on The Highway, as well as “LIVE, From the Pit,” a monthly full concert performance from a past Church show.
And one of the features I’m looking forward to most is called “A Song to Sing,” which will be a one-hour monthly specialty program hosted by a songwriter who has been involved in writing some of his biggest hits, and will start with his “Springsteen” co-writer Jeff Hyde.