ERIC SIGNS WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSICBack
Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with singer/songwriter Eric Paslay. Paslay has penned No. 1 singles for Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Love and Theft and the Eli Young Band, while his own self-titled debut album produced three Top 20 singles, including the No. 1 hit “Friday Night.”
Paslay’s songwriting accolades include ASCAP’s 2012 Country Song of the Year for Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” as well as nominations for CMA Song of the Year in 2012 and a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Country Song, both for The Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” Paslay has also penned songs for artists such as Amy Grant, Jimmy Buffett, and Lady Antebellum, among others.
“I’ve always had great relationships with everyone at Warner/Chappell,” said Paslay. “I’m glad that I get to hang my songwriting hat there and can’t wait to catch some great songs with the team.”
“Eric Paslay sings and writes take-your-breath-away songs,” said Ben Vaughn, Executive Vice President, Warner/Chappell Music Nashville. “When Paslay’s voice comes on the radio, you immediately know you’re getting ready to hear a song sung with emotion that was crafted by a true artisan. Everyone at Warner/Chappell is very proud to represent Eric and his music.”
Paslay’s current single, “She Don’t Love You,” has been climbing the charts since its release in October, recently breaking the Top 15 on the country chart and being named by Rolling Stone as one of the 25 Best Country Songs of 2014. Covering a wide range of emotional territory, Paslay’s self-titled debut album also includes the up-tempo, Top 10 hit “Song About A Girl” & the No. 1 “Friday Night”. Paslay is managed by Red Light Management.