Eric Paslay Makes His Big Debut

Singer-Songwriter Takes Center Stage With Hit Single and Release of Debut Album

Eric Paslay, you have hooked me again!

It’s a good thing my stereo doesn’t display just how many times I’ve listened to your single “Friday Night” because you might be inclined to think I’m obsessed with it.

Which, I am. By the way, congratulations on making the tune your first No. 1 single as an artist.

For those of you just discovering the incredible talent of Paslay, I hate to say it, but you might be a little behind. He’s no newcomer to the country music scene, so let’s get you up to speed.

The Texan is responsible for crafting hits for other artists, like Jake Owen’s summer smash “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” Eli Young Band’s “Even if It Breaks Your Heart,” Love and Theft’s “Angel Eyes” and Rascal Flatts’ new single, “Rewind.”

Paslay co-wrote “Friday Night” with Rob Crosby and Rose Falcon. Lady Antebellum recorded the song for their Own the Night album but never released it as a single.

But now it’s Paslay’s turn to stand in the spotlight. And that’s exactly where “Friday Night” placed him — center stage and at the top of the country charts. And with Tuesday’s (Feb. 4) release of his self-titled debut album, he’s poised to deliver more hit-worthy singles with songs he either wrote himself or co-wrote with some of Nashville’s finest writers.

After you’ve musically gorged yourself on the lilting, incredible drive of “Friday Night,” sample his next single “Song About a Girl,” which doesn’t hit radio until Feb. 17, but — hint, hint — it’s featured on his album.

Look for Paslay on the road this year during Brantley Gilbert’s Let It Ride tour which also features special guest Thomas Rhett .

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.