In Pictures: Eric Church, Kenny Rogers, Rare Country Launch

Eric Church Crashes Own Induction Ceremony

Eric Church broke into his own induction ceremony into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame last night (Oct. 15), held at the Gem Theater in Kannapolis. After wrapping up earlier at a private event in his home state, Church was only an hour and a half from the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame ceremony, where his mother, Rita Church, and his sister, Kendra, were accepting on his behalf. Church, along with his wife Katherine and assistant Marshall Alexander, rushed to make it to the ceremony.

After attempting to find a back door entrance to the Gem Theater, Alexander scaled the wall to a second-level balcony entrance and grabbed a nearby ladder. He threw it over the edge of the balcony for Eric and Katherine to climb in order to make it to the stage for the ceremony on time. Church walked onstage just as his mother was thanking the fans. Eric also thanked fans before borrowing a guitar to perform an acoustic rendition of “Carolina.”

Eric and his mother Rita Church on stage at the North Carolina Hall of Fame ceremony on Oct. 15, 2015 at Gem Theater. Photo: Daniel Coston

Eric and his mother Rita Church on stage at the North Carolina Hall of Fame ceremony on Oct. 15, 2015 at Gem Theater. Photo: Daniel Coston

 

Colt Ford and Kenny Rogers at GAC Taping

Colt Ford ran into Kenny Rogers last week while taping GACtv’s Playlist. During Ford’s golf pro days, he gave Kenny’s son, Christopher, golf lessons.

Pictured (L-R): Kenny Rogers, Colt Ford

Pictured (L-R): Kenny Rogers, Colt Ford

 

Rare Country Celebrates Launch

Rare Country’s Chief Creative Officer and General Manager Laurissa Phillips and Senior Correspondent Hunter Kelly celebrated the Nashville launch of Rare Country with the industry’s brightest at its kickoff party Wednesday night (Oct. 14) at White Ave Studios in Nashville.

Pictured (L-R): Laurissa Phillips (Chief Creative Officer and General Manager) and Hunter Kelly (Senior Correspondent)

Pictured (L-R): Laurissa Phillips (Chief Creative Officer and General Manager) and Hunter Kelly (Senior Correspondent)

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