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Interviewing Eric Church: 'Outsider,' coming to Allentown Fair, has found a home in country music

Interviewing Eric Church: 'Outsider,' coming to Allentown Fair, has found a home in country music

When country singer-songwriter Eric Church started work on his latest album, “The Outsiders,” he knew one thing for sure: He didn’t want it to simply be a reworking of his 2011 album “Chief.” That might be a surprise, since “Chief” topped the country chart, sold nearly double-platinum, won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album and produced five Top 15 hits, two of which — “Drink in My Hand” and “Springsteen” — hit No. 1 on the country chart. But Church found it something different. “The Outsiders,” released 18 months ago, reaches far beyond any previous country boundaries, with the stomping guitar...

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