New Artist Spotlight: Eric Paslay

By Bob Doerschuk © 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Eric Paslay’s story is familiar, from his upbringing in Waco and Temple through his gigs on the Lone Star circuit and inevitable move to Nashville. Eventually hired by Cal IV Publishing, the tall Texas redhead penned several hits. He won [...] Read More

Eric Paslay Shares Special Song with Little Big Town on Debut Album

Eric Paslay will release his self-titled debut album on February 4. One of the highlights on the album is “Country Side of Heaven” which features Little Big Town on background vocals. Eric first played the song after an appearance on Kimberly’s Great American Country cooking show, Kimberly’s Simply Southern. “We just stood there with our [...] Read More

Friday Isn’t Just Another Day of the Week for Eric Paslay

Eric Paslay has topped the charts as a songwriter a few times, penning hits “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” recorded by Jake Owen, “Angel Eyes” recorded by Love and Theft and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” recorded by Eli Young Band. Now as an artist, he is nearing the No. 1 spot with his Top [...] Read More

CMA Keep The Music Playing Donations $1 Million to Nashville Public Schools

The CMA Foundation donated $1 million to benefit music education programs in Nashville public schools through the Keep the Music Playing campaign during the Fifth Annual CMA Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert hosted by Eric Paslay at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new CMA Theater. The funds came from proceeds [...] Read More

Eric Paslay to Host CMA Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert

Eric Paslay will host the CMA’s Fifth Annual Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert featuring some of Nashville’s best student musicians on January 28 at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The concert honors the brightest music groups from Metro Nashville Public Schools who have benefited from CMA’s [...] Read More