Eric Church Announces New Album, 'Desperate Man', and New Single

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"The album is done", Church revealed during his brief livestream, "and we are back". Church co-wrote the song with Texas musician Ray Wylie Hubbard, who previously got a shout-out in Church's Mr. Misunderstood title track, and Hubbard took to Twitter today to talk about the song's genesis.

Eric Church is back.

Church announced the news in a brief livestream on Thursday, sharing that "Desperate Man" is finished and set for release on October 5. "Eric said let's write about a desperate man", he wrote.

The news comes days after Church began teasing his fans on Tuesday, by posting "July 12th - 9:00am EST" to Instagram, adding a clock to his website that was counting down to that day and time. "I got a little bit desperate in there to just find an album, because it was not fu-ing happening".

"I look forward to seeing you on the road".

The new album will come almost three years after Church's last album, "Mr". The record has been certified platinum and spawned four No. 1 singles. Church and Hubbard have played together before, like the time in 2017 when Church brought Hubbard onstage for a guest appearance at one of his Dallas shows.

That album will be pressed on white vinyl, and his fan club members will receive that along with a CD. Listen to "Desperate Man" and watch Church's video message to his fans below.

During his recent performance at the 2018 Country Concert in OH on Saturday, July 7, the singer paid tribute to his late brother, Brandon, who passed away on June 29.

A fan who attended the show wrote that Church told the crowd that he had been going through a hard time. "But I need this".

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