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Eric Paslay

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Texas-born Eric Paslay is one of the new breed of country artists who understand how Nashville works, that everything starts with a good song, and that the publishing rights to that song are where the money is. Not that Paslay is all about money or anything, but he studied everything about the music business when he attended Middle Tennessee State University, earning an internship at Cal4 Entertainment in his senior year, which in turn led to a publishing deal, the surest way to break into Nashville's inner circle. Of course, a publishing deal doesn't mean the songs will sell, but Paslay, as this eponymous debut album shows, has obviously also studied what will, and he's ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Texas-born Eric Paslay is one of the new breed of country artists who understand how Nashville works, that everything starts with a good song, and that the publishing rights to that song are where the money is. Not that Paslay is all about money or anything, but he studied everything about the music business when he attended Middle Tennessee State University, earning an internship at Cal4 Entertainment in his senior year, which in turn led to a publishing deal, the surest way to break into Nashville's inner circle. Of course, a publishing deal doesn't mean the songs will sell, but Paslay, as this eponymous debut album shows, has obviously also studied what will, and he's already had several of his songs place high in the country charts by other artists, including Jake Owen ("Barefoot Blue Jean Night") and Love and Theft ("Angel Eyes"), and has done pretty well on his own with the singles "Never Really Wanted," "If the Fish Don't Bite," and his most recent and most successful single, "Friday Night." All of these songs ("Friday Night" and "Never Really Wanted" are included on this album) are built around simple themes, with catchy choruses that stick in the ear without much effort. Paslay isn't trying to change the world with his songs, but he does want you to remember them without much strain, and if there's a secret to success in Nashville, that just might be it -- keep it simple and catchy. This self-titled debut release doesn't change the landscape of contemporary country, but it sure recognizes it, and that's Paslay's songwriting strength. He doesn't try to do too much here, other than deliver a good song. He understands the business, he understands his audience, and he understands the marketplace. A song you can sing along to on first listen will always win.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2014
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • EAN: 5099990766121
  • Catalog Number: 001873402
  • Sales rank: 8,180

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Paslay Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hammered Dulcimer
Bruce Bouton Steel Guitar
Chad Cromwell Drums
Shannon Forrest Drums
Tony Harrell Piano, Hammond B3
Natalie Hemby Background Vocals
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow Drums
Dave Pomeroy Bass
Alison Prestwood Bass
Jonathan Yudkin Fiddle, Mandolin
Aubrey Haynie Mandolin
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Pat McGrath Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Michael Rojas Keyboards
Tim Lauer Piano, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Marshall Altman Percussion, Piano, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Troy Lancaster Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Little Big Town Background Vocals
Karen Fairchild Background Vocals
Jimi Westbrook Background Vocals
Tony Lucido Bass
Rob McNelley Electric Guitar
Adam Shoenfeld Electric Guitar
Jedd Hughes Electric Guitar
Jessi Alexander Background Vocals
Phillip Sweet Background Vocals
Kimberly Schlapman Background Vocals
Jake Campbell Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinskiy Banjo, Mandolin, Hi String
Daniel Hill Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Rob Crosby Composer
Walt Aldridge Composer
Mills Logan Engineer
Marshall Altman Programming, Producer, overdub engineer, Vocal Engineer
Gordie Sampson Composer
Shane McAnally Composer
Karen Naff Art Direction
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
Rose Falcon Composer
Jessi Alexander Composer
Dylan Altman Composer
Billy Lynn Barr Producer
Kenny Alphin Composer
Reid Shippen Engineer
Eric Paslay Composer
Jennifer Wayne Composer
Skip Black Composer
Jason Delkou Composer
Daniel Hill Producer
John Hurley Engineer
Paul "Paco" Cossette Engineer
Shani Ghandi Digital Editing
Anthony Cappolino Composer
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