Paslay debuts, Bogguss tributes
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
– Eric Paslay has enjoyed success as a songwriter, but now he's out on his own. The Texan released his self-titled debut today, which contains the hit "Friday Night." Paslay also has penned Jake Owen's summer smash "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Eli Young Band's "Even if It Breaks Your Heart," Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes" andRascal Flatts' new single, "Rewind."
Veteran Suzy Bogguss hopes to get "Lucky" with her latest, a 12-song tribute to Merle Haggard that didn't start off that way. Bogguss and her husband/co-producer Doug Crider were considering for her next project and kept returning to songs by Haggard Bogguss 1989 was "Somewehre Between," named after an early son by The Hag.
Boston-based country band Girls Guns and Glory hopes for "Good Luck" with its fifth disc. The music is the first for Lonesome Day, better known as a bluegrass label.
Ace banjo man Tony Trischka is out with "Great Big World." The disc contains 13 songs.
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You may not have known the name Eric Paslay prior to his debut disc, but chances are you've heard his songs in the past few years. The red-headed Texan has enjoyed hit songs he helped pen including 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 number one on the country charts.
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