Rockin’ River Music Fest to return in 2018 with Eric Church

By on August 7, 2017
Photo courtesy of the Rockin' River Music Festival's Twitter page.

The dust has barely settled on the third instalment of the Merritt Rockin’ River Music Festival and 2018’s headliner is already in place.

Six-time Academy of Country Music award winner Eric Church will headline the country music festival next year.

“Each year we strive to get bigger and better, and we can guarantee that mission is accomplished for 2018,” said Rockin’ River president Kenny Hess in a press release. “Eric Church is truly country’s biggest rock star and is known to give 110 per cent at every show.”

This year’s festival some of the most recognizable names in country music grace the stage, with Tobey Keith and Willie Nelson performing to large crowds that were quick to sing along to hit songs such as Keith’s Red Solo Cup and Nelson’s You Were Always on my Mind.

Church is no stranger to the Top Billboard and Country Album Charts, the release went on to state. His debut album Sinners Like Me produced hit songs such as How ‘Bout You, Two Pink Lines and Guys Like Me. In 2010, Church was named best new solo vocalist by the Academy of Country Music.

Church went on to win the Country Music Association (CMA) Album of the Year twice — in 2012 for his album Chief, and again last year for, Mr. Misunderstood. His 2014 album The Outsiders was nominated for a Grammy for album of the year.

The Rockin’ River Music Festival will once again be held on the August long weekend in Merritt next year.

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