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David Church / Bio

From the iconic “Hank Williams” to his own “roots/retro” country music, David Church has made a huge impact on music enthusiasts all over the world. David & Terri Lisa have reignited a passion for traditional “RETRO” country music. The y have made a connection that has crossed generations, from college students to great grandparents.
The “Star” of RFD-TV's "MIDWEST COUNTRY" for over 10 years, David Church, along with his wife, Terri Lisa, have been lighting up the TV sets throughout the US. Midwest Country is featured on prime time Saturday night. With Nielson ratings in the top 3 on the RFD-TV network, David Church is the "most requested and most popular" artist! They have captured the hearts of millions from baby boomers to college students. From their dazzling rhinestone suits this dynamic couple has thrilled audiences around the world. David Church is recognized for his authentic rendition of “Hank Williams”. And he is recognized by music historians, celebrities, and family members as the “#1 tribute to Hank”.
The RFDTV network has grown by leaps and bounds and is now broadcast to over 65 Million viewers throughout the US. Church has been featured as a regular on the popular show “Midwest Country”. It is easy to understand why he is RFD-TV’s “most requested” artist. Amazingly, without a major hit on mainstream radio, Church has millions of fans all over the world. Bruce Maier, the editor of a major music magazine, Damn Good Tunes called David, “a rare entertainment entity”. He went on to say “he creates a visual presentation that is absolutely dazzling to witness. He does something that 99% of all other artists cannot do and that is stand on their own with their own music.”
He has gained attention by the mega music website, “Reverbnation”. Reverbnation features over 2.9 Million artists all over the world. His original song, “The Old Red White & Blue” written by Church rose to #8 on the national charts & “I Don’t Live In Lonely Anymore” rose to #20 on the national charts. In June, 2013, "With over a million artists in the country genre, that’s an incredible accomplishment”, stated by Michael Doernberg, the CEO and developer of one of the most popular music websites in the world. David has been featured on the “home” page of Reverbnation. The site gets over 250 Million visits a month from unique visitors.
David was born and raised in Lancaster, OH; a small town on the outskirts of Columbus. The youngest of 14, David grew up surrounded by country music and bluegrass. His father taught himself to play the 5 string banjo and played at local barn dances and picnics, where he performed some of the songs by artists such as Uncle Dave Macon, The Carter Family, Jimmy Rodgers, and Bill Monroe.
Several of his brothers and uncles also played guitar and sang. David’s fascination with the guitar began as early as he could walk and he began picking it up and playing around the age of 5. Everywhere around him, the influence of country music began to form strong roots in David’s life. As he began to learn to play and study vocal techniques he was influenced by many of the early country music pioneers.
David has been featured in numerous major country music magazines including, Country Weekly, Country Music Report, Nashville, Music Guide, Dreamwest, Damn Good Tunes, Furious, and many others.
Church attributes his success in the music business to the millions of “true country fans” that are tired of what they hear on the radio. “The success that I have had has come from the fans that so long for the traditional sound of country that they have heard in the past, but no longer find in mainstream country music. Those are the fans that have been forgotten. I also feel that a lot of RFD-TV’s success can be attributed to the country music shows that they have been airing, which go along with the country and farm lifestyle. We are proud to be a part of this family oriented TV network.”
David performs throughout the world along with his talented wife, Terri Lisa Church. Terri Lisa is also a recording artist/songwriter. She sings lead and backup vocals. Terri Lisa is a published journalist.
Endorsements include:
Martin Guitars, Scully Western War, Peavey, Ohio Arts Council, Larrivee Guitars, Shubb Capo’s, Aloe King Products, Camargo Boots
“The Old Red White & Blue reaches #8 on the NATIONAL charts on Reverbnation
“I Don’t Live In Lonely Anymore” reaches Top 20 on Reverbnation NATIONAL Charts and stays there for 6 weeks. 2012
Award winning Choreographer creates dance to David’s song
“A Dime At A Time” receives national and international attention as Award winning/international dance choreographer, Ira Weisburd creates a new dance called “Cross Country Slide”. “I don’t often work with country music, but David’s voice captured my attention. It has something really special. And I was right! I believe this will re-ignite a worldwide passion for country line dance.” Ira Weisburd, Sept. 2013 Host’s and performs at “Experience Music & Fashion” just prior to CMT Awards. Featuring Celebrity, Phil Vassar and a fashion show by world renowned, “Manuel. 2012 Endorsement from Martin Guitars - features David Church at the CMA Fest and 2012 NAMM in Nashville Recognized as a Celebrity by many music pro’s & major celebrities. Headliner at Legends of Country & Bluegrass - “We have received more calls and emails on David Church than any other major act in 27 years.” Johnnie Stinger, Promoter
Featured at the RFD-TV THEATER in Branson, MO. Named “RISING LEGEND” by the National Traditional Country Music Assoc. and Hall of Fame WWE, (World Wrestling Entertainment) records song by David Church. Featured on shows worldwide, and also on video game. WWE is the #2 most watched show in the world Custom Made” reaches #1 in Europe.
Bill Mack, Features David Church on XM RADIO.

General Info

Band Members
Terri Lisa - Female lead & backup vocals Lead Guitar/Band Leader - Jerry Webb, Steel Guitar - Joe Barcus, Bass Guitar - Butch Gilliam, Drums - Steve Underwood,
Artist Name
David Church
Home Page
Active Since
Country / traditional country / alternative country

Contact Info

Lancaster, OH
Randy Shilling, Terri Church 888-759-7771 or 740-974-9885

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