The new business is with a long-time manager
Eric Church and longtime manager John Peets have partnered to form a new all-inclusive endeavor and enterprise, Solid Entertainment.
Solid Entertainment centralizes all things Church, while doubling down on the infrastructure behind investments in its ever-evolving professional footprint, including the award-winning new SiriusXM Artist Channel Outsiders Radio and its Lower Broadway venue, Chief’s bar and restaurant, along with its own in- house merch operation and loyal fan club known as the Church Choir.
“I’m incredibly proud of the path we’ve taken to get to this point in all of our careers and that we’ve experienced so much together,” says Church. “As our business continues to expand into different areas, it was important to me to establish a team of people focused on that growth. Neither of us got into music for her business, but it’s part of how we’re most creative: by finding other ways to connect. It’s humbling to be in a position where such incredibly talented people want to focus on the future together.”
Peets adds: “I am very proud to take our professional relationship to the next level. We’ve been working together creatively since 2004, and Solid Entertainment represents a fresh look and continued commitment to everything we’ve built. I look forward to adding to this foundation with an eye toward all that is to come with the continued expansion of Eric’s empire.”
Outsiders Radio is the latest in a long-standing relationship between SiriusXM and Church, which originally launched its exclusive monthly show of the same name on SiriusXM’s The Highway in February 2015. Hosted by Church himself, the channel will be a journey through his musical experiences, with collaborations. and recordings with friends along with behind-the-scenes stories. Listeners will also hear songs that inspire Church as a music fan, from rock to country and beyond, by artists such as George Strait, Bob Seger, Ashley McBryde, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Chesney, Bruce Springsteen, Brandi Carlile and more.
Chief’s is a six-story entertainment venue located on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadway in downtown Nashville. The critically acclaimed artist’s passion for live music will be on full display with an intimate music venue set within the space. His Carolina roots will also be reflected on the roof of the former Cotton Eyed Joe building, with renowned Charleston pitmaster and James Beard Award winner Rodney Scott bringing his Whole Hog BBQ to Music City. It is scheduled to open sometime in 2023.