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Eric Paslay’s “Angels In This Town” Delivers Powerful Message

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Sometimes in life it’s easy to forget that their are miracles happening around us everyday.  From the fireman who saves a life to the kindness of a stranger who helps someone in need. Even the smallest acts can mean the most. Eric Paslay’s latest single not only capture’s that sentiment but does it in such a heartfelt way that it’s hard not to get a little choked up listening to the song.

Paslay co-wrote the song with Corey Crowder and Erik Dylan and they knew that they had something right from the start. Crowder explained in the ‘story behind the song’ video that he even got chills the first time that Paslay recorded the demo. The beautiful song provides a positive message with a modern country sound and fiddle and strings that seem to give the song wings of it’s own. The song is the second single from his soon to be released sophomore album, Dressed in Black.

Paslay talked about the song’s message and the ‘angels’ he is singing about when he visited the Today show on Oct. 26. “From teachers to first responders, to the nurse that helped your loved one from hospice.” Paslay explained. “I also believe my faith and stories I’ve heard, I believe in miracles happening but it’s but it’s also great to go out and thank everyday angels for doing miracles in each others lives.”

The Angels In This Town Tour will make a stop at the House of Blues in Cleveland on Thursday, November 3.

When Paslay is not on stage during his tour, he is often visiting fire stations, hospitals, police stations and those that provide miracles in people’s life’s everyday. The “Angel Vists” has already made stops at the Norfolk, NE fire department, Boys and Girls Club of Austin, TX and a Habitat for Humanity build in Virginia Beach. Paslay plans on making more of those visits in cities on the tour, but doesn’t announce any ahead of time.

The Texas native is also a prolific songwriter that has had 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,” which was the critically acclaimed single from his self-titled debut album.

Paslay followed up “Friday Night” with two other songs that he co-wrote, “Song About A Girl” and “She Don’t Love You.”  The latter was written with Jennifer Wayne, granddaughter of Hollywood icon John Wayne.

While Paslay is a role model to many young singers and songwriters, he is also one to those who have diabetes.  He was diagnosed with the disease at the age of ten after his grandmother noticed that he was drinking too many liquids and rushed him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He now wants to help as many people as he can with his music and what he has learned about managing the disease. He has also partnered with Dexcom, a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for those with diabetes.

“I want to share my story in hopes that I can educate other people with diabetes, especially young people, that they can follow their dreams by taking good care of themselves and that proper diabetes management is the key,” Paslay added. “People need to know that there are advanced tools like CGM available to help with the successful management of this disease.”

Paslay is not only a acclaimed songwriter and Platinum selling artist, but to many he has become an “angel” with his inspiration through his actions to people in towns across the nation.

Eric Paslay will be performing on his Angels In This Town Tour with special guest Adam Sanders at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, November 3. Showtime is 8:00pm.  Tickets are $22-$35 (plus fees) and are available at LiveNation.com.

Here is Paslay’s latest single, “Angels In This Town” from his upcoming album Dressed In Black.

 

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