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Texas-born Eric Paslay started playing the guitar and writing songs at the age of 15. He relocated to Nashville a couple of years after graduating from high school to attend Middle Tennessee State University, where he studied everything related to the music business. He got an internship with a leading independent music publisher during his senior year, which led to a song publishing deal, which in turn led to a recording contract with EMI Records Nashville in 2011. That same year a song Paslay had written, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night", became a number one hit for country star Jake Owen.
Paslay's own debut single, "Never Really Wanted", was also released that year with his self-titled debut album arriving in 2014. The album reached number four on the Billboard country charts, supported by the hit singles "Friday Night", "Song About a Girl" and "She Don't Love You".
In 2017 while in London performing as part of Country Music Week Eric spoke with Chris Stevens.
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