Claudia Church

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Claudia Church
Born (1962-01-12) January 12, 1962 (age 59)[1]
OriginLenoir, North Carolina, United States
Years active1998–present
LabelsReprise/Warner Bros. Nashville
Associated actsRodney Crowell

Claudia Lorraine Church (born January 12, 1962 in Lenoir, North Carolina) is an American country singer whose singles include "What's the Matter With You Baby" and "Home in My Heart (North Carolina)".


Church was the second daughter of Claude and Lucille Church. Her father was a member of the US Army, so she lived in such places as Okinawa, Fayetteville, NC, Sandy, UT, and Colorado Springs, CO before she graduated from General William Mitchell High School. After graduating, she moved to Dallas to attend college and continued her modeling career. Modeling had her working in cities such as Chicago and Paris. In 1988, she moved to Nashville to realize her dreams of becoming a singer.

She has been married to singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell since 1998. They met while shooting a music video. During a brief break-up, Crowell wrote the song "Please Remember Me", which later became a hit for Tim McGraw. Later Crowell wrote "Making Memories of Us" for her as a Valentine's Day gift. The song became a major hit for Keith Urban.

They reside in Nashville.

Despite rumors to the contrary, Church is not related to fellow country music singer Eric Church, despite the fact they both are from the Caldwell County region in North Carolina.[citation needed]



Title Album details
Claudia Church


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1999 "What's the Matter with You Baby" 41 35 Claudia Church
"Home in My Heart (North Carolina)" 63 83
"It's All Your Fault"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1999 "What's the Matter with You Baby"[2] Gerry Wenner
"Home in My Heart (North Carolina)"[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "CMT : Videos : Claudia Church : What's The Matter With You Baby?". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  3. ^ "CMT : Videos : Claudia Church : Home In My Heart". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.

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