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‘Little truths’: Eric Paslay says personal side of songs ‘makes the connection’ with fans

Country singer Eric Paslay recently released the album, “Live is Glasgow,” and is working on material for a new album.

Life on the road has been great for Eric Paslay.

The country singer is traveling across the country on his “Nice Guy Tour,” which stops in Albuquerque on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Today, he’s in Temecula, California, performing at a winery.

“It’s a great space, and we’ll be able to perform outside in this amazing weather,” he says. “We’ve been on tour all year. We’ve been through Europe and Australia, and we’ll wrap up pretty soon with this tour.”

Paslay was signed in 2011 to EMI Records Nashville. His single “Friday Night” became a Top 5 hit on country radio in 2014.

After that success were the No. 1 country singles “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “Angel Eyes.”

Paslay wrote “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” and Jake Owen recorded it.

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” was co-written with Will Hoge and recorded by the Eli Young Band.

Meanwhile, “Angel Eyes” was recorded by Love and Theft.

“My love for writing has changed,” Paslay says. “I love the fact that I can catch a good song. Then it’s like a million miracles and you see the crowd singing along.”

Paslay released the album “Live in Glasgow” on Sept. 20.

The project was recorded during Paslay’s 2018 European tour.

It contains 10 of his most treasured songs, including four of his five No. 1 penned hits.

Over the summer, Paslay performed at several songwriter events for both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Country Music Association and signed an exclusive songwriting agreement with Big Machine Music.

He recently launched the “Level With Me” podcast to discuss living with the challenges that come with managing Type 1 diabetes and joined the board of directors of JDRF Middle Tennessee.

The 36-year-old musician is also in the final stages of mixing and mastering an album to be that will be released in 2020.

“It’s important to keep sharing pieces of my life outside of music,” he says. “With music, I’m able to tell stories. Keeping up with writing makes me better. There’s no formula to what I do. I’ve never regretted a song that I’ve shared. If it’s not personal to me, I know it’s personal to someone else. I think any and most songwriters have little truths in each of the songs. That’s what makes the connection.”

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