That album, titled Eric Paslay, showcases an artist who deserves to be placed on the same songwriting field as singer/songwriters like Rodney Crowell, John Hiatt, Jackson Browne and JD Souther with a little bit of The Band thrown in for good measure. He’s that good. He’s that classic sounding. Everything on Eric Paslay, from the brilliant opener “Keep On Fallin’” to the self-penned closer “Deep As It Is Wide” showcases this. In between are songs like “Country Side Of Heaven” (written with Dylan Altman and Shane McAnally), “Less Than Whole” (written with Big Kenny of Big & Rich) and future hit “Song About A Girl,” a song which is should be the anti-Bro Country anthem for 2014.
Eric Paslay is the kind of artist Modern Country music needs. There’s nobody like him on the dial and he provides an elegant musical energy and artistry that simply needs to be on the dial. There isn’t a bad song to be found on Eric Paslay and it truly is an early contender for the best Country Album of 2014.