Claudia Church

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Claudia Church
Born (1962-01-12) January 12, 1962 (age 62)[1]
OriginLenoir, North Carolina, United States
Years active1998–present
(m. 1998)

Claudia Lorraine Church (born January 12, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter 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, North Carolina; Sandy, Utah; and Colorado Springs, Colorado; 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",[2] 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.



Title Album details
Claudia Church
  • Release date: March 9, 1999
  • Label: Reprise


Year Single Peak positions Album
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"[5] Gerry Wenner
"Home in My Heart (North Carolina)"[6]


  1. ^ "Person Details for Claudia L Church, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009" —". FamilySearch. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Crowell, Rodney (December 13, 2022). "A Tale of Two Songs: Love lost, love found". No. 119. Oxford American. Retrieved April 7, 2024.
  3. ^ "Claudia Church - Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  4. ^ "Claudia Church – Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved June 6, 2022.
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Claudia Church : What's The Matter With You Baby?". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Claudia Church : Home In My Heart". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.