Eric Church has been posting clues on his Facebook page that had fans guessing his new album would include outsider in the title. Now the rumor has been put to rest. Nashville Gab confirmed on Nov. 4, 2013 that Church’s new album is titled "The Outsiders" and is set to be released on Feb. 11, 2013.
Church made a Halloween post that said “There's a battle that every outsider must fight. Pay attention to the string of events that are about to happen. Prepare yourself... warn the others” and also added a video clue on his Facebook page saying “Traces of an announcement are hanging in the corner Keep an eye out here...”
Church discussed the music on his new album by saying “They’re bold” adding “I’m interested to see what people think about them. I always say the songs are mine till the moment we release them, then they’re the fans songs. I’m very anxious. I have a lot of anxiety to see what people think about what we’ve done.”
Church is a nominee for Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan for “The Only Way I Know” for "The 47th Annual CMA Awards" and will take the stage to perform the lead off single from his new album. The “47th Annual CMA Awards” happen on Nov. 6, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.