Eric Church’s sold-out Holdin’ My Own tour this spring set a new bar for Nashville’s reigning outsider, establishing him, paradoxically, as one of the most powerful forces of country music even as he pushes against Music Row. The tour’s three-and-a-half-hour double set dug deep into Church’s catalog, rocking like his idol Bruce Springsteen. Austin gets the abbreviated version. “America’s Sweetheart” Elle King opens raucous and irreverent atop hard-lined country anthems edged with pop.
Thu., Sept. 7, 7pm; Sat., April 28, 7pm