Every so often a guy comes around that has everyone talking. Its not necessarily that they are seeking the attention, in fact quite the opposite. In this case, it wasn’t even the fact that he’s 6.4 and has fire engine red hair that got peoples attention. Instead, it was a gentle honestly and innate ability to connect with people that makes Eric Paslay resonate with fans everywhere.
Singer/Songwriter, Mallary Hope, tells a story of when she first moved to Music City a decade ago. She would make a daily stop at the Starbucks in Hermitage and order her usual. The tall barista behind the counter asked her name and she told him what she did and that she was recently signed. Eric told her that he wrote songs too and the pair ended up writing together at one point. Mallary describes Eric as “an old soul with the ability to be modern.”
Eric Paslay co-wrote “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” which literally skyrocketed the career of FL native, Jake Owen. He also penned Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”, and Love and Theft’s “Angel Eyes”, Rascal Flatts “Rewind” and many songs for Lady Antebellum. “Friday Night” co-written with Rose Falcon and and Rob Crosby is the first single of his self titled debut album and is hit #1 on the country charts this week.
Eric Paslay has come along way since those days behind a Starbucks counter. His passion for making music and rare ability to thoughtfully command an audience is unique, and respected. Eric says, “I just love making music. I love how much you can say to someone in a song,” he says. “I want to be a part of the soundtrack of people’s lives.”
Join us Monday, February 3 at 6pPT/9pET for a Twitterview with Eric. Use #CMchat to join in the conversation.