Eric Paslay Announces Album Even If It Breaks Your Barefoot Friday Night – Featuring His Take On Biggest Songs As A Writer And Reimagined Versions Of Hits As An Artist
Paslay to Drop Three Groundbreaking NFTs Starting 23 March
Embarking on UK Tour with The Shires on 21 April
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (21 March, 2022) — 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 on Friday to kick-off the project. Fans can find them on their favourite 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 1 April with the full album available on 15 April.
‘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 favourite.
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 customised NFTs.
The first of Paslay’s NFT Drops on Wednesday, 23 March will be 100 NFTs released for $25 each, giving owners access to Eric’s new digital community. More exciting opportunities will be dropped on 6 April and 20 April.
Eric Paslay w/ The Shires UK Tour Dates:
21 April – Weymouth, UK , Weymouth Pavilion – SOLD OUT
22 April – Aberystwyth, UK, Aberystwyth Arts Centre Great Hall
23 April – Cardiff, UK, St David’s Hall
25 April – Brighton, UK, Brighton Hall
27 April – Basingstoke, UK, The Anvil
28 April – Torquay, UK, Princess Theatre
30 April – Stoke On Trent, UK, Victoria Hall Stoke
1 May – Bristol, UK o2 Academy Bristol
2 May – Liverpool, UK, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
4 May – Carlisle, UK, Sands Centre
5 May – Gateshead, UK, Sage Gateshead
6 May – York, UK, York Barbican – SOLD OUT
8 May – Edinburgh, UK, The Liquid Room – SOLD OUT
9 May – Aberdeen, UK, Beach Ballroom
11 May – Lincoln, UK, Engine Shed
12 May – Folkestone, UK, Leas Cliff Hall
13 May – Bedford, UK, Bedford Corn Exchange
15 May 15 – Cambridge, UK, Corn Exchange
16 May – Manchester, UK, The Bridgewater Hall
17 May – Birmingham, UK, Symphony Hall
19 May – Oxford, UK, New Theatre Oxford
20 May – Guildford, UK, Guildford G Live – SOLD OUT
21 May – Ipswich, UK, Regent Theatre
23 May – Nottingham, UK, Nottingham Royal Centre
24 May – 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.