- Sinners Like Me (2006)
- Carolina (2009)
- Chief (2011)
- Caught In The Act: Live (2013)
- The Outsiders (2014)
- Mr. Misunderstood (2015)
- Adrenaline Time: All over the place in the "Homeboy" video.
- Advertised Extra: Averted with "Kill a Word". The album credits backing vocalists Andrea Davidson and Rhiannon Giddens, but the single edit credits only Giddens, and re-arranges the song so that she sings half of a verse by herself.
- Bowdlerise: Two of his singles have had drug references removed:
- "Smoke a Little Smoke" changed "Dig down deep, find my stash / Light it upů" to "Dig down deep, find my glass / Fill it upů" the first time, and "Dig down deep, find my match" the second time. This is done to mask the fact that what he's smoking isn't tobacco.
- "Creepin'" changed "Your cocaine kiss and caffeine love" to "Your caffeine kiss and nicotine love".
- Cool Shades: He is rarely seen without aviator sunglasses.
- Early-Bird Cameo: As mentioned, he co-wrote Terri Clark's 2004 single "The World Needs a Drink".
- Epic Rocking: Though his lengthy set got him in early-career trouble, none of the studio versions qualified until the multi-part suite "Devil, Devil", clocking in at 8:03, appeared on The Outsiders.
- Fake Shemp: When Church performs "Kill a Word" live, Rhiannon Giddens' part is sung by Joanna Cotten, a vocalist in his road band.
- Genre Roulette: The Outsiders spans power balladry, pop-country, scraps of Progressive Metal, occasional hip-hop beats, and what critics call "a song seemingly written for Haim by a ping pong ball" under the banner of Country Music.
- Intercourse with You: "Like a Wrecking Ball":I'm gonna find out what that house is made of
Been too many nights since it's felt us make love
I wanna rock some sheet rock
Knock some pictures off the wall
Love you baby like a wrecking ball
- List Song: "Love Your Love the Most" is basically a list of stuff that he likes, capped off with "But I love your love the most".
- Love Nostalgia Song: "Springsteen" and "Give Me Back My Hometown".
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: "The Outsiders" shows that he can easily go into 6-7 range.
- Ode To Youth: "Springsteen"
- Pep Talk Song: "Mr. Misunderstood" is a song of motivation to an outcast teenager, using stories from Church's real life as encouragement.
- Progressive Rock: Parts of The Outsiders, especially "Devil, Devil" and the ending of the title track.
- Rebellious Rebel: Church definitely plays to this image - why else dedicate an album to "the outsiders"? - given further credence by a more rock-oriented sound than most contemporary country artists.
- Rhyming with Itself: "Give Me Back My Hometown" rhymes "hometown" with "hometown" on the chorus.
- "Like Jesus Does" has two. The song is book-ended by the line "I'm a long-gone Waylon song on vinyl", and the first verse contains the line "I'm a good ol' boy drinkin' whiskey and rye on the levee".
- "Record Year" is full of name-drops ranging from George Jones to New Grass Revival to George Thorogood.
- Signature Style: Many of his songs have strong rhythm sections and loud guitars, often coming across as a mix of Southern rock and funk. There's also Jay Joyce's love of studio trickery and/or non-standard instrumentation, such as the harps on "Homeboy" or vocal filters on "Creepin'".
- Song Style Shift: "Cold One" does this twice. The first verse is slow and twangy before the more mid-tempo, rocking chorus. Then after the second chorus, the song breaks into a blisteringly fast guitar solo before returning to the moderate tempo.
- "Mr. Misunderstood" has a barrage of tempo changes akin to "American Pie".
- Surprise Pregnancy: Averted in "Two Pink Lines". The young couple in the song is worried because the woman is two weeks late. At the end of the song, the test comes up negative, and she leaves.