Texas native, Eric Paslay (Pass-Lay) started playing guitar at 15 years old. He was always surrounded by music growing up in Temple, TX (near Austin) and grew up hearing stories about his grandfather 's band - Arnold Schiller and the Moonlight Serenaders. Paslay had aspirations of being a songwriter and moved to Nashville to attend a music program at Middle Tennessee State University. During his schooling he interned with Cal IV publishing and applied for a job in their tape room after graduation. He was denied the job because the boss feared he would stop writing songs. A few months later, Cal IV signed Eric to his publishing deal.
Seven years after his move to Nashville, Paslay signed with EMI Record Nashville. During those seven years he continually worked on his songwriting and played countless gigs around town. Paslay has penned or co-penned every song on his debut album. He currently has a songwriting cut, "Friday Night," on Lady Antebellum's Own The Night, as well as, the No. one Jake Owen single "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" which he co-wrote with Dylan Altman and Terry Sawchuk.
Craig Morgan was kind enough to swing by backstage for a meet and greet with some of her biggest fans at the Taste of Country Music Festival. Check out the pictures in the gallery above and right click on one to download it to your computer.
Eric Paslay was kind enough to swing by backstage for a meet and greet with some of her biggest fans at the Taste of Country Music Festival. Check out the pictures in the gallery above and right click on one to download it to your computer.
All five of Friday's performers at the Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter, N.Y. took a moment backstage to talk about their new music, live shows, or what they'd be drinking if they were part of the crowd. Dierks Bentley talked about how his wife feels about his pilot's outfit. Blackjack Billy showed everyone how to (or how not to) line dance.
The Taste of Country Music Festival has begun, and things are already getting a little crazy. Backstage, before they took the stage, Friday night's performers stopped to take a "Good luck selfie," with a twist.
Eric Paslay's self-titled debut album finally hitting stores was a dream come true for the Texas native. He was so excited, in fact that he stopped by Walmart to pick up a copy, but the cashier didn't believe it was him!
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