Eric Paslay

Eric Paslay

by Eric PaslayEric Paslay




Texas-born Eric Paslay is one of the new breed of country artists who understand how Nashville works, that everything starts with a good song, and that the publishing rights to that song are where the money is. Not that Paslay is all about money or anything, but he studied everything about the music business when he attended Middle Tennessee State University, earning an internship at Cal4 Entertainment in his senior year, which in turn led to a publishing deal, the surest way to break into Nashville's inner circle. Of course, a publishing deal doesn't mean the songs will sell, but Paslay, as this eponymous debut album shows, has obviously also studied what will, and he's already had several of his songs place high in the country charts by other artists, including Jake Owen ("Barefoot Blue Jean Night") and Love and Theft ("Angel Eyes"), and has done pretty well on his own with the singles "Never Really Wanted," "If the Fish Don't Bite," and his most recent and most successful single, "Friday Night." All of these songs ("Friday Night" and "Never Really Wanted" are included on this album) are built around simple themes, with catchy choruses that stick in the ear without much effort. Paslay isn't trying to change the world with his songs, but he does want you to remember them without much strain, and if there's a secret to success in Nashville, that just might be it -- keep it simple and catchy. This self-titled debut release doesn't change the landscape of contemporary country, but it sure recognizes it, and that's Paslay's songwriting strength. He doesn't try to do too much here, other than deliver a good song. He understands the business, he understands his audience, and he understands the marketplace. A song you can sing along to on first listen will always win.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2014
Label: Capitol Nashville
UPC: 5099990766121
catalogNumber: 001873402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Paslay   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hammered Dulcimer
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Tony Harrell   Piano,Hammond B3
Natalie Hemby   Background Vocals
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Dave Pomeroy   Bass
Alison Prestwood   Bass
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Aubrey Haynie   Mandolin
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Pat McGrath   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Michael Rojas   Keyboards
Tim Lauer   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond B3
Marshall Altman   Percussion,Piano,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Troy Lancaster   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Little Big Town   Background Vocals
Karen Fairchild   Background Vocals
Jimi Westbrook   Background Vocals
Tony Lucido   Bass
Rob McNelley   Electric Guitar
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar
Jedd Hughes   Electric Guitar
Jessi Alexander   Background Vocals
Phillip Sweet   Background Vocals
Kimberly Roads   Background Vocals
Jake Campbell   Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinskiy   Banjo,Mandolin,Hi String
Daniel Hill   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Rob Crosby   Composer
Walt Aldridge   Composer
Mills Logan   Engineer
F. Reid Shippen   Engineer
Marshall Altman   Programming,Producer,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer
Gordie Sampson   Composer
Shane McAnally   Composer
Karen Naff   Art Direction
Rose Falcon   Composer
Jessi Alexander   Composer
Dylan Altman   Composer
Billy Lynn Barr   Producer
Kenny Alphin   Composer
Eric Paslay   Composer
Jennifer Wayne   Composer
Skip Black   Composer
Jason Delkou   Composer
Daniel Hill   Producer
John Hurley   Engineer
Paul Cossette   Engineer
Anthony Cappolino   Composer

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