Eric Church and John Peets Launches Solid Entertainment
Together with John Peets, Eric Church has created Solid Entertainment, an all-encompassing business venture.
Besides centralizing everything Church, Solid Entertainment is doubling down on infrastructure to support his ever-evolving professional footprint, including Outsiders Radio, the award-winning artist’s SiriusXM channel, Chief’s on Lower Broadway, as well as his own merchandise store and loyal fan club, Church Choir.
“I’m incredibly proud of the path we’ve taken to get to this point in all our careers and to have experienced so much of it together,” Church shares. “As our business continues to expand in different areas, it was important to me to establish a team of people that is focused on this growth. None of us got into music for the business of it, yet it’s part of how we are our most creative selves: through finding those other avenues for connection. 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 have been working creatively together since 2004, and Solid Entertainment represents a fresh look and a continued commitment to all that we have built. I look forward to adding to this foundation with an eye towards all that is to come with the ongoing expansion of Eric’s empire.”
Taking on the role of President is industry professional Marshall Alexander, who will also serve as Church’s representative for Chief’s. Brandon Schneeberger will oversee day-to-day management for Church. Industry vets Shane Allen and Kimsey Kerr have been tapped to launch and run Outsiders Radio, Church’s new, dedicated SiriusXM Channel that officially launched on November 4. Bryan Chisholm joins the team to lead Digital Marketing and Hayley Harris has been appointed to manage Church’s fan club. Matt Wheeler continues to oversee Chief Merchandise.