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Eric Paslay
Eric Paslay is currently in the studio working on his sophomore album as the follow up to his critically acclaimed self-titled debut that produced three hit singles including the No. 1 “Friday Night.” In the process of creating this new music, Eric has spent many months writing and immersing himself in his catalog of over 1500 songs. In a desire to share music with his fans now, Eric is releasing a collection of five ‘work tapes’ that invite his fans to peek behind the curtain and take a look at the real music creation process. The Work Tapes was released on Friday (July 28th). 
“While working to finalize my second album, I spent weeks revisiting all the songs I’ve written,” shares Eric. “I couldn’t believe how many were left behind never to be heard, but also how refreshing it was to hear them again in their raw, imperfect state just moments after they were written. I hope my fans will enjoy listening to the very beginning of a songs journey with this collection.”
To see and hear more from Eric himself about the inspiration behind this music go HERE.
The Work Tapes is available
‘Work tapes’ are the first recordings of the song, often the day the song was written and sometimes recorded acoustically on nothing more than an iPhone. These songs, in this rare and honest form, are exclusive to this collection and offer a true picture of Eric as an artist and songwriter.
The Work Tapes Track List:
  1. Less Than Whole (Eric Paslay and Big Kenny) from his Eric Paslay debut album
  2. Amarillo Rain (Eric Paslay and Amy Stroup)
  3. Back Home To You (Eric Paslay and Carey Ott)
  4. Come Back To This Town (Eric Paslay and Dean Alexander)
  5. Let Go (Eric Paslay, Dylan Altman and Rose Falcon)
About Eric Paslay
 EMI Records Nashville breakout country artist, Eric Paslay, delivers a powerful punch as a renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer. Paslay has celebrated five No. 1 hits including “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), “Angel Eyes” (Love & Theft), “Rewind” (Rascal Flatts) and “Friday Night,” the smash lead single from his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The Temple, Texas native earned nominations for GRAMMY Best Country Song, ACM Song of the Year and CMA Song of The Year for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” in 2013 and earned his first GRAMMY nomination as an artist in 2016 for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “The Driver”- a collaboration with friends Charles Kelley and Dierks Bentley. Eric was also honored with an ACM Song of the Year nomination for “She Don’t Love You.” A true artist’s artist,USA Today calls Paslay “flat out-brilliant” and American Songwriter names him an influencer of country music. For the latest information on Paslay go to:
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Audio / Eric Paslay talks about his EP release, The Work Tapes.


Eric Paslay (Work Tapes) OC: …the future. :25
“It really I s wild. There are so many great songs written in Nashville. I mean ur job is to write a good one and occasionally you catch the great ones and these are the hidden gems that, for some reason, they haven’t wound up on an album yet and maybe these work tapes will help people hear them, [and] help me hear them again and record ‘em on an album in the future.”

Audio / Eric Paslay explains about his new release, The Work Tapes.


Eric Paslay (The Work Tapes) OC: …written it. :17
“Chances are you won’t hear these songs on the radio, but I love ‘em. I wrote these songs with the most talented people in Nashville, and I couldn’t help sharing with you all. There’s something so refreshing about hearing a song in that raw, imperfect state just moments after we’d written it.”

Video / Eric Paslay talks about his EP, The Work Tapes