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Eric Paslay Announces Headlining Tour “Angels In This Town 2016”

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EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay announced his “Angels in This Town 2016” headlining tour. The tour will kick-off on October 13 in Providence, RI and has fifteen tour stops planned with the possibility of more being added. Special guests on the tour include CMT award nominee Lindsay Ell, singer-songwriter Adam Sanders and country newcomer Courtney Cole. Check tour schedule below.

Paslay has been doing inspirational work with “Angels In This Town” – including “Angel Visits” in cities and towns as he tours across the country. He visits local “angels” in their organizations, including hospitals, fire houses, police stations, Girls and Boys Clubs, Habitat for Humanity builds and more – and he is thrilled to announce he will continue making these visits with his headlining fall tour.

Paslay has partnered with renowned artist Kelsey Montague, known for her original angel wing street art around the world, and together they have created a huge set of angel wings that will travel on tour with him. The wings are a special version of the “Angels in This Town” single artwork and a chance for fans to take their own pictures and spread Eric and Kelsey’s messages through their hashtags #angelsinthistown and #whatliftsyou. The wings and a brand new Angels themed website dedicated to spreading positivity are being presented by Dexcom, a partnership that has grown throughout 2016 and aims to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people living with the disease. Their shared goal of improving lives ties in with everything the song, and the corresponding “Angels in This Town” movement seek to promote.

“Angels in This Town Tour 2016” Fall dates:

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Eric Paslay Releases Acoustic With Strings Version of “Angels In This Town”

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Eric Paslay’s new single, “Angels In This Town,” hit radio this week and was met with an amazing response from early believers. Earlier this year, when Eric first started playing the song at shows he was inspired to deliver the message of the song in a tangible way by making visits to local “angels” in the towns he was playing. So far he has made visits to the Norfolk, NE fire department, Boys and Girls Club of Austin, TX and Toronto, Habitat for Humanity build in Virginia Beach, VA and the Ronald McDonald House at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC. Upcoming visits are planned throughout the rest of 2016, but will not be announced ahead of time.

“As we tour around the country, I’m so thrilled to be doing what we’ve decided to call “Angel Visits.” We’re stopping by different organizations where the employees and volunteers are truly creating miracles and impacting other people’s lives in the best way. The least I can do is go and thank them personally.” said Eric. “Good vibes are contagious, and I hope by visiting places like local Fire Departments, Habitat for Humanity Builds, Children’s Hospitals and so many others, we inspire positivity in each community and beyond. It’s a real honor for me to be around folks who are doing such good in the world.”

As a special treat for fans, Eric has begun to put together digital pieces that give a unique and behind-the-scenes look at the making of various songs on the forthcoming album. Fans will get to hear not only from Eric but also the other writers and learn about the process of putting pen-to-paper all the way through finishing a song. A story-behind-the-song video for “Angels in This Town” may be viewed below.

“Angels In This Town,” is written by Paslay, Corey Crowder and Erik Dylan, from his forthcoming sophomore album, Dressed in Black.

CMA Songwriters Series is Coming to Bristol, VA and New Orleans

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Since 2005, the CMA Songwriters Series has spotlighted the amazing talents of the Country Music songwriter community in the United States and abroad. In September, the critically-acclaimed Series expands into two new markets with shows in New Orleans on Sept. 6 and in Bristol, Va., on Sept. 8. Details below.

NEW ORLEANS:  Songwriters Eric Paslay, Victoria Shaw, and Wrabel will perform a special CMA Songwriters Series in the Parish at House of Blues in New Orleans Tuesday, Sept. 6, highlighting the CMA Foundation’s efforts to support music education programs in and around the city.

Paslay will visit with CMA Foundation beneficiary programs, including a local Notes for Notes recording studio and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, all in support of the CMA Foundation’s $295,000 music education grants to the New Orleans community.

Several local music teachers will attend the CMA Songwriters Series Tuesday as Paslay’s guests. The CMA Award-nominated artist penned his own No. 1 “Friday Night,” as well as chart-toppers for artists including Jake Owen (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”), Eli Young Band (“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”), and Rascal Flatts (“Rewind”).

Shaw, who is also a member of the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, is an award-winning songwriter and producer who has written for artists including Garth Brooks (“The River,” “She’s Every Woman”) and Eric Church (“Two Pink Lines”). She is a CMA Award-winning producer for Lady Antebellum’s “I Run To You.”

Pop singer/songwriter Wrabel will round out the group. Wrabel has written for artists including Phillip Phillips (“So Easy”), Ellie Goulding (“Devotion”), and Adam Lambert.

The CMA Songwriters Series in the Parish at House of Blues will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6 (8:00 PM/CT) at 225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, La., 70130. Presale tickets are on sale Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, Aug. 26 (10:00 AM/CT).

BRISTOL, VA. – The CMA Songwriters Series will travel to The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, in Bristol, Va., Thursday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM/ET). The lineup includes Tracy Lawrence along with hit songwriters Barry Dean and Luke Laird.

“The Birthplace of Country Music Museum honors the shared musical heritage of Country Music songwriting and recording and the roots of the legacy that have led us to the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “It is fitting that the CMA Songwriters Series visit such a revered museum at the beginning of the kick-off season for this year’s historic CMA Awards.”  The Songwriters Series show is part of several days of events in Bristol leading up to a highly anticipated college football rivalry game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Tennessee Volunteers.

Lawrence has sold more than 13 million records, earned 18 No. 1 singles, and has been nominated for three CMA Awards, taking home a trophy in 2007 for Musical Event of the Year with “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” He returns to the studio next month to begin work on a new collaborations record.

Dean was nominated in 2013 for CMA Song of the Year for “Pontoon.” Laird has six CMA Award nominations including three consecutive nods for Song of the Year for penning “Pontoon,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” and “American Kids.”

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum explores the history, impact and legacy the 1927 Bristol Sessions which included the first recordings by The Carter Family (the First Family of Country Music) and Jimmie Rodgers (the Father of Country Music). Through multiple theater experiences, video and sound, text and artifacts, technology-infused displays—along with a variety of educational programs, music programs, and community events—the exciting story of this music and its far-reaching influence comes alive.

CMA Songwriters Series at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM/ET). The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is located at 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, Va., 24201. Limited tickets will go on sale Thursday, Aug. 25. The box office can be reached at (423) 573-1927 or visit the events page at BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org to purchase tickets. For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

The CMA Songwriters Series is in its 12th season kicking off the first show of this year at indigo at The O2 in London during the C2C Festival followed by its debut appearance at SXSW at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, and a stop in Washington, D.C. at the renowned Library of Congress. Since 2005, the CMA Songwriters Series has presented more than 90 shows in 15 cities including Austin, Belfast, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Phoenix.

Eric Paslay Honors CMA Music Teachers of Excellence During Opry Performance

Eric Paslay (second from right) meets CMA Music Teachers of Excellence (l-r) Franklin Willis, Tracy Roberts, and Jason Walsh backstage at the Grand Ole Opry Wednesday in Nashville. Photo Credit: Chris Hollo

Eric Paslay (second from right) meets CMA Music Teachers of Excellence (l-r) Franklin Willis, Tracy Roberts, and Jason Walsh backstage at the Grand Ole Opry Wednesday in Nashville.
Photo Credit: Chris Hollo

EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay welcomed three CMA Music Teachers of Excellence to the Grand Ole Opry stage during his performance Wednesday in Nashville.

In honor of his new single “Angels In This Town,” Paslay is making “Angel Visits” across the country where he highlights local residents making an impact in their community. In Music City, that meant meeting with educators Tracy Roberts, Jason Walsh, and Franklin Willis backstage before his performance and giving them the VIP treatment as his guests.

Upon hearing the teachers were backstage, Kristian Bush also took time to meet the trio and discuss his passion for keeping music education in schools.

Rogers, Walsh, and Willis were honored as part of the inaugural class of CMA Music Teachers of Excellence, 50 educators from Metro Nashville Public Schools who were presented with a $2,000 individual grant from the CMA Foundation’s $1 million donation to MNPS in 2016.

Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support quality, sustainable music education programs across the country, touching the lives of 1 million students.

For more information, visit CMAfoundation.org.

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