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Eric Church Performs “Talladega” on “The Tonight Show” (Watch Now)

Now that Jason Aldean’s “Old Boots, New Dirt” opened with sales of 278,000 and Florida Georgia Line’s new “Anything Goes” is tracking for a tally in the neighborhood of 190,000, Eric Church is an underwhelming Garth Brooks total away from officially claiming the year’s best debut sales total for a country artist.

Responsible for 288,000 first-week sales this past February, Church’s “The Outsiders” thus far owns the year’s best opening week total for a country album and second best overall (only Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” got off to a hotter start). Through the Q3 2014, it boasted a cumulative sales total of 722,000, which was the best for any album first released this year.

The country singer-songwriter is nonetheless not done pushing his album, and the latest component of that push is a performance on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

Church takes the stage on Wednesday’s edition of the Jimmy Fallon-hosted talk show. Also on the episode are Shailene Woodley, Michael Shannon and Lenny Pickett.

Taped Wednesday afternoon, the episode airs on NBC at 11:35PM ET. Photos from the taping follow. A video of Eric Church’s performance is also below:

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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