Country music artist Eric Church and his wife Katherine Blasingame Church celebrated their milestone tenth wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The pair wed on January 8, 2008 in Eric’s home state of North Carolina. The love birds selected Westglow Spa & Resort in Blowing Rock for their low-key nuptials. “Katherine and I stayed there last year, and we just fell in love with the place,” he shared with CMT about their ceremony. “We decided that it would be the ideal spot to get married, up in the North Carolina mountains, with just family around us. I can’t imagine a more perfect spot.”
Katherine worked as a music publisher and first crossed paths with Eric while on the job. “She was trying to hook me up to write with one of her writers that she represented, that was how we met,” Church told Taste of Country about their first encounters. “It’s great now, because being a publisher and being somebody in the industry, I can bounce songs off of her, and she has the knowledge, you know, to be kind of that sounding board of what I should cut and what I shouldn’t cut. So, she’s one of those in the inner circle that I run a lot of stuff by.”
The pair are proud parents of 6-year-old Boone McCoy Church and almost 3-year-old Tennessee Hawkins “Hawk” Church. Besides their shared musical interests and raising their two boys, the married couple also head up The Chief Cares Fund together, which helps underprivileged families in Tennessee, North Carolina, and across the globe.
“True love to me is when you love a person in spite of all their fallibilities, and for me, I have a lot of them,” Church admitted during a 2017 radio interview. “I’m definitely at times hard to love, and that’s what’s great about Katherine and the way she loves me. She loves me in spite of those things,” he added, “and really for those things.”
His candid words remind us of his tune “Like Jesus Does,” which also has a link back to Katherine— she found the song and Eric cut it. Watch Eric perform the song acoustically below!
Happy anniversary to Eric and Katherine! We wish many more years of wedded bliss for this couple.