EMI Records Nashville country artist Eric Paslay received the “10 Songs I Wish I’d Written” Award for his artful, breakthrough ballad “She Don’t Love You” at the 2015 Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards on Monday in Nashville, Tenn. On the heels of receiving the high NSAI honor from his songwriting peers, Paslay joined Charles Kelley and Dierks Bentley to perform Kelley’s debut solo single “The Driver” last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. View the performance here. In addition to guest appearing on the tune, Paslay co-penned “The Driver” with Kelley and Abe Stoklasa.
Paslay answered fans’ demands for new music by releasing “High Class”, the lead single from his upcoming sophomore album, earning the No. 1 most added song at country radio in its debut week. Fans will have a chance to hear a preview of the Texas native’s new album when he joins Chris Young on the I’m Comin’ Over World Tour and Brad Paisley on the Country Nation College Tour this fall.
A Platinum-selling hit songwriter, Paslay has celebrated five No. 1 hits including “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), “Angel Eyes” (Love & Theft), “Rewind” (Rascal Flatts) and “Friday Night,” the smash lead single from his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Paslay has earned nominations for GRAMMY Best Country Song, ACM Song of the Year and CMA Song Of The Year for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” A true artist’s artist, USA Today calls Paslay “flat out-brilliant” and American Songwriter names him an influencer of country music.
Eric Paslay Upcoming Tour Dates
Oct. 15 University of Georgia Athens, GA*
Oct. 16 University of South Carolina Columbia, SC*
Oct 22 Savannah Civic Center Savannah, GA**
Oct. 23 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Alpharetta, GA**
Oct. 24 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium Chattanooga, TN**
Oct. 29 Santander Arena Reading, PA**
Oct. 30 Erie Insurance Arena Erie, PA**
Oct. 31 Big Sandy Superstore Arena Huntington, WV**
Nov. 13 Emens Auditorium Muncie, IN**
Nov. 14 Miller Auditorium Kalamazoo, MI**
Nov. 19 1STBANK Center Broomfield, CO**
Nov. 20 Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark Billings, MT**
Nov. 21 Bismark Event Center Arena Bismarck, ND**
Dec. 3 AMSOIL Arena Duluth, MN**
Dec. 4 Mayo Civic Center Arena Rochester, MN**
Dec. 5 Resch Center Theatre Green Bay, WI**
* With Brad Paisley on the “Country Nation College Tour”
** With Chris Young on the “I’m Comin’ Over World Tour”
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