Grammy-nominated country artist Eric Paslay began playing guitar at 15-years-old, having no idea what it would eventually lead to. The Texan is now signed to EMI Nashville and has written multiple number one hits for other country artists including ‘Bare Blue Jean Night’ (Jake Owen), ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’ (Eli Young Band) and ‘Angel Eyes’ (Love and Theft).
His third single ‘Friday Night’, which was released in 2013, was his breakthrough release as it is now certified gold. As the lead single from his 2014 self-titled debut album, it was originally written for Nashville country trio Lady Antebellum who released the original in 2011. However his version has had such phenomenal success, it truly proves his range as both a musician and songwriter.
In 2016 he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Group/Duo Performance alongside Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and solo artist Dierks Bentley for Kelley’s track ‘The Driver’ in which Bentley and Paslay both featured.
He released a follow-up to Eric Paslay in July 2017 in the form of The Work Tapes EP; a collection of five raw, stripped-back recordings, some of which were done on an iPhone. His second album is currently in the works with three singles having been released so far: ‘High Class’, ‘Angels In This Town’ and ‘Young Forever’. He’s hinted at the style of the upcoming release by saying ‘Young Forever’ is “the perfect representation of what I’m working on”.
Honesty is a powerful magnet that always draws an eager audience and it has proven to be a potent tool in Paslay’s creative arsenal. Sometimes playful, often poignant and always thoroughly entertaining, he has quickly earned a reputation as an artist that knows how to capture the attention of an audience and hold them.