I’ve been a fan of Eric Church for a long time. He played at one of the smaller clubs in our area a few years ago, and I have been wanting to get him at one of our area fairs, But with the major success he has found with his most recent CD, Chief, and with his Blood, Sweat and Beers tour, I don’t imagine Eric will be coming to any of the little fairgrounds near us any time soon.
While Eric may be enjoying his new-found leap to superstar status, he isn’t about to let just anyone profit from his success. Eric recently filed a lawsuit to stop illegal vendors from selling merchandise with his photo and name on it at or near his concerts.
An article in the Nashville Business Journal reported that Church charged that various defendants are traveling from show to show selling the knock-off merchandise and "quickly hide or discard infringing goods and walk or run away," when approached by Church’s representatives. [Source]
The article went on to say that Church is seeking a judgment for both compensatory and punitive damages as well as a permanent injunction prohibiting the manufacturing, marketing and sale of counterfeit merchandise.
Need to thank my friend, Michael Masters, for the above photos of Eric – taken at his recent concert stop in Knoxville.
Back with more later,