Eric Thomas Paslay (born January 29, 1983 in Abilene, Texas) is an American country music singer.
Eric Thomas Paslay was born on January 29, 1983. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in the Fall of 2005 with his Bachelor of Science degree.
In mid-2011, Eric Paslay signed to EMI Records Nashville. He has released four singles for the label. His third, "Friday Night", was a Top 5 hit on Country Airplay in early 2014. The song was originally recorded by Lady Antebellum, and Paslay's version appears on his debut album, released in early 2014.
He also co-wrote Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night", Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart", and Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes" all of which were number 1 singles on the country charts. He has written album cuts for Lady Antebellum and the Rascal Flatts 2014 single "Rewind".
In 2013, Paslay appeared on Amy Grant's album How Mercy Looks from Here, sharing lead vocals with Grant and Sheryl Crow on a song he wrote called "Deep As It Is Wide". In publicity for the album, Grant stated that she is most excited about Paslay as an up-and-coming artist.