GRAMMY, ACM, and CMA-nominated hit songwriter and artist Eric Paslay has announced his forthcoming aptly-named album Even If It Breaks Your Barefoot Friday Night. Featuring his take on some of his biggest hits as both an artist and a songwriter, the highly-respected musician released three songs today to kick-off the project. Fans can find them on their favorite platform. Additionally, a video for “The Driver” is now available featuring very personal and behind the scenes footage of Paslay on the road through the years. More songs will be released on April 1 with the full album available April 15.
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was a No. 1 hit for Jake Owen and named the No.1 Song of the Decade by Country Aircheck. It is Certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA. “The Driver” was released in 2016 by Charles Kelley featuring Dierks Bentley and Paslay and was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. “High Class” was originally released by Paslay in 2015 and written with Corey Crowder and Jesse Frasure. It went Top 40 on the Country charts and remains a fan favorite.
Eric is also set to release his series of NFT drops surrounded by the Even If It Breaks Your Barefoot Friday Night album with the help of Solo Music. The music industry once faced a drastic impact with the emergence of the internet and now history is repeating itself. The industry is about to see another creative revolution, as a direct result of blockchain technology empowering artists to take charge of their careers and giving them access to their fans like never before. Solo Music and Eric Paslay are doing just that, he shares yet another dimension of himself as a creative and craftsman by producing three customized NFTs.
The first of Paslay’s NFT Drops on Wednesday, March 23 will be 100 NFTs released for $25 each, giving owners access to Eric’s new digital community. More exciting opportunities will be dropped on April 6 and April 20.
Eric Paslay w/ The Shires UK Tour Dates:
April 21 – Weymouth, UK , Weymouth Pavilion – SOLD OUT
April 22 – Aberystwyth, UK, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Great Hall
April 23 – Cardiff, UK, St David’s Hall
April 25 – Brighton, UK, Brighton Hall
April 27 – Basingstoke, UK, The Anvil
April 28 – Torquay, UK, Princess Theatre
April 30 – Stoke On Trent, UK, Victoria Hall Stoke
May 1 – Bristol, UK o2 Academy Bristol
May 2 – Liverpool, UK, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
May 4 – Carlisle, UK, Sands Centre
May 5 – Gateshead, UK, Sage Gateshead
May 6 – York, UK, York Barbican – SOLD OUT
May 8 – Edinburgh, UK, The Liquid Room – SOLD OUTGRAMMY nominated
May 9 – Aberdeen, UK, Beach Ballroom
May 11 – Lincoln, UK, Engine Shed
May 12 – Folkestone, UK, Leas Cliff Hall
May 13 – Bedford, UK, Bedford Corn Exchange
May 15 – Cambridge, UK, Corn Exchange
May 16 – Manchester, UK, The Bridgewater Hall
May 17 – Birmingham, UK, Symphony Hall
May 19 – Oxford, UK, New Theatre Oxford
May 20 – Guildford, UK, Guildford G Live – SOLD OUT
May 21 – Ipswich, UK, Regent Theatre
May 23 – Nottingham, UK, Nottingham Royal Centre
May 24 – London, UK, The London Palladium
About Eric Paslay
Country artist Eric Paslay delivers a powerful punch as a renowned Platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated hit songwriter, artist and performer. He’s celebrated five No.1 hits, with four of those ranked among the “Top 100 Songs of the Decade” by Country Aircheck, including the top spot on that chart with “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” recorded by Jake Owen. The Temple, Texas native has earned numerous songwriter award nominations including GRAMMY Best Country Song, ACM Song of the Year (twice!) and the CMA Song of The Year as well as an artist GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “The Driver” -a collaboration with friends Charles Kelley and Dierks Bentley. In 2022, Eric continues to see success as a songwriter, having co-penned Keith Urban’s latest hit “Wild Hearts.” A true artist’s artist USA Today calls Paslay “flat out-brilliant” and American Songwriter names him as an influencer of country music.