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. In 2012, “I Don’t Live In Lonely Anymore” rose to #20 on the national charts, and stayed in this position for over 2 weeks. David is a strong patriot and believes in supporting our veterans. He wrote a song in tribute to our veterans to “thank them for their service”. The song titled, “The Old Red White & Blue” was released on his “Falling” cd in 2012. It rose to #6 on the national charts. And in September 2013, another song, “A Dime At A Time” climbed to #16. 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.
A strong advocate for American made products, David and Terri Lisa made the decision a few years ago to only sell American manufactured products on their merchandise table. In April, 2014, The Church’s joined forced with “American Made Matters®” organization as members and ambassadors. The mission is, “to educate consumers that buying US-made products strengthens the American dream.” And to bring awareness of American made products and manufacturers to consumers and strengthen the economy. American Made Matters® declared November 19th the official “American Made Matters Day”. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives, passed a resolution naming Nov. 19, 2013, as “American Made Matters Day” in Pennsylvania. Plans are being made to hold additional events in states across the US. And the Churchs are planning an event to be either in their homestate of Ohio or Nashville, TN.
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. Church’s biggest influence was his Uncle Stant, who played the lap steel guitar. He encouraged his nephew to “never give up”.
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.
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