Eric Paslay

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Eric Paslay
Birth name Eric Thomas Paslay[1]
Born (1983-01-29) January 29, 1983 (age 31)[2][3]
Abilene, Texas, U.S.[4]
Origin Waco, Texas, U.S.[4]
Temple, Texas, U.S.[4]
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011-present
Labels EMI Nashville
Associated acts Eli Young Band
Love and Theft
Jake Owen
Amy Grant

Eric Thomas Paslay (born January 29, 1983 in Abilene, Texas) is an American country music singer.

Early life[edit]

Eric Thomas Paslay was born on January 29, 1983. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in the Fall of 2005 with his Bachelor of Science degree.[1]

Career[edit]

In mid-2011, Eric Paslay signed to EMI Records Nashville. He has released four singles for the label. His third, "Friday Night", was a Top 5 hit on Country Airplay in early 2014. The song was originally recorded by Lady Antebellum, and Paslay's version appears on his debut album, released in early 2014.

He also co-wrote Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night",[5] Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart", and Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes"[6] all of which were number 1 singles on the country charts. He has written album cuts for Lady Antebellum[7] and the Rascal Flatts 2014 single "Rewind".

In 2013, Paslay appeared on Amy Grant's album How Mercy Looks from Here, sharing lead vocals with Grant and Sheryl Crow on a song he wrote called "Deep As It Is Wide". In publicity for the album, Grant stated that she is most excited about Paslay as an up-and-coming artist.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[9]
US
[10]
Eric Paslay[11] 4 31

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Country US Country Airplay US CAN Country
[13]
CAN
2011 "Never Really Wanted" 48 Eric Paslay
2012 "If the Fish Don't Bite" 58 N/A
2013 "Friday Night" 6 2 47 8 53 Eric Paslay
2014 "Song About a Girl" 18 12 85 25
"She Don't Love You"A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ATo be released October 13.[17]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Friday Night"[18] Mason Dixon
2014 "Song About a Girl"[19] Wes Edwards

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) (2005). "MTSU Graduates Fall 2005". MTSU. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ CMACommunications (January 29, 2014). "Happy Birthday, Eric Paslay!". YouTube. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ PublicRecords.com. "Get Records for Eric T Paslay in Texas". PublicRecords.com. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Eric Paslay. "Eric Paslay : About". Eric Paslay. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Conaway, Alanna (30 August 2011). "Eric Paslay Talks Debut Album and Getting His Start in Country Music". Taste of Country. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Conaway, Alanna (1 December 2011). "Love and Theft, ‘Angel Eyes’ – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Stromblad, Cory (6 September 2011). "Eric Paslay Is Getting Everything He 'Ever Wanted'". The Boot. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.people.com/people/mobile/video/0,,20702287,00.html
  9. ^ "Eric Paslay Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Eric Paslay Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 22, 2013). "Eric Paslay "Eric Paslay" Tracklist and Cover Art". Roughstock. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 30, 2014). "Country Music's Top 10 Albums: The Week of April 30, 2014". Roughstock. 
  13. ^ "Eric Paslay Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Eric Paslay – Friday Night". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  15. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 2, 2014). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - April 2, 2014: Florida Georgia Line #1, Jerrod Niemann & Dierks Bentley Gold, Luke Bryan Leads 6 Near-Gold Singles & Stars". Roughstock. 
  16. ^ Matt Bjorke (July 23, 2014). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles – July 23, 2014". Roughstock. 
  17. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Retrieved September 13, 2014. 
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Eric Paslay : Friday Night". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  19. ^ "CMT : Videos : Eric Paslay : Song About a Girl". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 

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