BIG MACHINE MUSIC SIGNS ERIC PASLAY
NASHVILLE, TN (April 30, 2019) – Big Machine Music (BMM) proudly announces today the signing of critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter, Eric Paslay to an exclusive songwriting agreement. Paslay has penned five No. 1 songs to date 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 hit lead single from his debut album. The two-time GRAMMY® Awards nominee officially joins BMM’s wildly talented roster, which includes Brett Young, Luke Combs, Brandy Clark, Jonathan Singleton, Laura Veltz, Josh Thompson, Jessie Jo Dillon, and more.
“I first met Eric more than a dozen years ago and even back then, the depth, warmth and commerciality of his songs made him special,” commented BMM General Manager Mike Molinar. “Now, with five No.1’s and GRAMMY nominations under his belt, Eric’s hit sense and ability to move people with his music has only grown. We are excited and honored that he has chosen Big Machine Music as his partner for this next chapter of his career.”
“The Big Machine Music team is tireless, hard-working and fierce when it comes to the songs they love,” shared Eric. “Mike, Alex, Michelle, Lizzy and their whole roster of writers are bada$$es. I’m excited to be joining them.”
Eric is currently working on new music and is making plans to tour Europe this year.
ABOUT ERIC PASLAY: 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 has earned numerous songwriter award nominations including GRAMMY’s Best Country Song, ACM’s Song of the Year twice and the CMA Song of The Year for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Eric was also honored with a 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. A true artist’s artist, USA Today calls Paslay “flat out-brilliant” and American Songwriter names him an influencer of Country music. For more information, visit EricPaslay.com.
ABOUT BIG MACHINE MUSIC: Nashville-based Big Machine Music is a full service, independent music publisher that serves as home to many of today’s biggest chart-topping songs including the latest seven-week, No. 1 smash “Beautiful Crazy” co-written and performed by Luke Combs, the 4X PLATINUM-certified 2018 BMI Country Song of the Year “In Case You Didn’t Know” co-written and performed by Brett Young, , four-week No. 1, PLATINUM-certified “Speechless” co-written by Laura Veltz (performed and co-written by Dan + Shay), ACM Awards Song of the Year nominee and GRAMMY® Awards Best Country Song nominee “Break Up In The End” co-written by Jessie Jo Dillon (performed by Cole Swindell), PLATINUM-certified “I Could Use A Love Song” co-written by Veltz (performed and co-written by Maren Morris), reigning NSAI Song of the Year “I’ll Name The Dogs” co-written by Josh Thompson (performed by Blake Shelton), CMA Awards Song of the Year nominee “Drowns The Whiskey” co-written by Thompson (performed by Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert) and “Yours If You Want It” co-written by Jonathan Singleton (performed by Rascal Flatts). The BMM roster also includes Brandy Clark, Eric Paslay, Justin Moore, Joe Don Rooney (of Rascal Flatts), Maddie & Tae, Tyler Rich, Trent Harmon, Nathan Barlowe, Lauren Jenkins, Kenton Bryant, Benjy Davis and Reid Isbell.
BMM has also been named to Billboard’s Year End Top Ten Hot Country Publisher Corp and Hot Publisher Corp (all–genre) for both 2017 and 2018.
BMM’s catalog of No. 1 hits also includes “Sleep Without You,” “Like I Loved You,” “Mercy” and “Here Tonight” (Young), “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away” and “She Got The Best of Me” (Combs), “Any Ol’ Barstool” (Thompson), “A Guy Walks Into A Bar” (Singleton), “Til My Last Day” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” (Moore), “Drunk Last Night” (Veltz) and “Girl In A Country Song” (Maddie & Tae). Other Top 20 hits include “Rich” (Veltz/Dillon), “Rock On” (Beathard), “Nights On Fire” (Singleton), “Fly” (Maddie & Tae), “Cowboys and Angels” and “She Cranks My Tractor” (Dustin Lynch), “There’s A Girl” (Harmon, Veltz), “Love Triangle” and “God Made Girls” (RaeLynn), “Backwoods” and “Bait a Hook” (Moore), “Did It For The Girl” (Greg Bates) and the Top 30 Pop hit, “Goodbye” (Hagood). Superstar artists across multiple genres including Christina Aguilera, Reba McEntire, Steven Tyler, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and Kelly Clarkson, among others, have recorded BMM tracks while selections have also served as theme songs for major brand campaigns such as General Mills’ Outnumber Hunger, Crown Royal’s Your Hero’s Name Here, the 2016 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team and the National Association for Music Education’s Music In Our Schools Month.