Album of the Year

Eric Church achieved Album of the Year for his #1 project Chief. Eric led the night in nominations with seven, but he said backstage the Album award is the one he was hoping to bring home. (Audio) “I think it’s one of those records that our career’s gonna be pre-Chief and post-Chief. That record changed everything for us.” After receiving the trophy from John Fogerty, Eric said, “I can’t believe I just met [him],” and suggested they “hang out sometime.” The ACM Award-winning Chief includes the two #1 singles “Drink In My Hand” and “Springsteen.”