Upchurch (musician)

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Upchurch
[1]
Background information
Birth name Ryan Edward Upchurch
Born (1991-05-24) May 24, 1991 (age 27)
Nashville, Tennessee
Origin Cheatham County, Tennessee
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • comedian
Years active 2012–present
Labels
  • Redneck Nation (current)
  • Black Fly
  • Johnny Cashville (former)
Website www.upchurchtheredneck.com

Ryan Edward Upchurch (born May 24, 1991), known professionally as Upchurch, is an American country rap artist from Cheatham County, Tennessee, on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee.[2] His newest released album titled “Supernatural” was released August 19th, 2018. The album is rap oriented and reached number 1 on the ITunes Charts.

Music career[edit]

Upchurch created Upchurch the Redneck with his friend Shade Glover and began uploading videos to YouTube.[2] He released an extended play, Cheatham County, in 2015, followed by a full-length album, Heart of America, in 2016.[2] Both releases reached the top 30 of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[3] Heart of America sold 1,300 copies in its first week of release.[4]

The second full-length album, Chicken Willie, was released in August 2016. It reached No. 22 on Billboard's Top Country Albums and No. 11 on the Rap Albums charts, selling 2,800 copies in the first week.[5] In 2017 Upchurch released another EP titled Summer Love, which is completely country-oriented, with no elements of rap music; and another studio album titled Son of the South. Summer Love debuted at No. 33 in the Top Country Albums chart with 3,700 copies sold, while Son of the South debuted at No. 29 with 48,100 copies sold.[6]

Upchurch's fifth studio album, King of Dixie, was released on November 10, 2017, and features 19 tracks. Upchurch's most recent album Creeker was released on April 20 which was focused on rock with few rap elements.

Personal Life[edit]

Upchurch was born in Pegram, Tennessee and resides in Ashland City, Tennessee, both located within Cheatham County, Tennessee.

He is an automobile enthusiast. He posts videos and pictures about his vehicles, which include an old Chevrolet El Camino, a C6 Corvette, a custom Chevrolet Silverado, a Dodge 2500 series cummins, a Dodge 3500 series cummins mega cab dually, a 1979 Ford F-250 "Army Truck", a Chevy c/k 1500 stepside "Stitches", a Dodge Challenger, and a 1997 Ford F-250 Crew Cab 7.3 Powerstroke.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[7]
US Country
[3]
US Rap
[8]
US
Heat

[9]
US
Indie

[10]
Heart of America
  • Release date: January 15, 2016
  • Label: Johnny Cashville
30 24 5 31
Chicken Willie
  • Release date: August 12, 2016
  • Label: RHEC Entertainment
22 11 1 11
Bad Mutha Fucka
  • Release date: December 15, 2016
  • Label: RHEC Entertainment
42 11 2 22
Son of the South
  • Release date: May 5, 2017
  • Label: Redneck Nation
182 29 2 9
King of Dixie
  • Release date: November 10, 2017
  • Label: Redneck Nation
60 10 25 3
Creeker
  • Release date: April 20, 2018[12]
  • Label: Redneck Nation
35 5 3
Supernatural
  • Release date: August 19, 2018[14]
  • Label: Redneck Nation
1 6 1 1 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[3][16]
US Rap
[8]
US
Heat

[9][17]
US
Indie

[10][18]
Cheatham County
  • Release date: May 12, 2015
  • Label: Black Fly Music
29 18 7 23
Summer Love[19]
(as Ryan Upchurch)
  • Release date: May 5, 2017
  • Label: Redneck Nation
33 3 11
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak
position
Album
US Country
[20]
2018 "Shoulda Named It After Me"
(with Colt Ford)
46 TBA
"Dirty South" Creeker

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak
position
US Country
2016 "Southern Land" Taylor Ray Holbrook 44 Demon Jones and Upchurch

The Oven Album

|Bottleneck and Upchurch |}Project X Album[citation needed]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2018 "Dirty South" Dean Lent

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cullmantimes.com/news/alaina-upchurch-added-to-rts-lineup/article_209e451c-0230-11e8-834e-9bc6616fca9f.html
  2. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy. "Upchurch | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Upchurch Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (January 23, 2016). "Country Album Sales Chart: January 25, 2016". Roughstock. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Bjorke, Matt (August 21, 2016). "Country Albums Sales Chart: August 22, 2016". Roughstock.
  6. ^ a b c Bjorke, Matt (May 15, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: May 15, 2017". Roughstock.
  7. ^ "Billboard 200". Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Upchurch Album & Song Chart History – Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Upchurch Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Upchurch Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  11. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 13, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: March 12, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Creeker by Upchurch on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  13. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 4, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: June 5, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "Supernatural by Upchurch on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  15. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 24, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: September 24, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. May 27, 2017.
  17. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. May 27, 2017.
  18. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. May 27, 2017.
  19. ^ "Ryan Upchurch". iTunes.
  20. ^ "Upchurch Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2018.

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