EMI Records Nashville’s Eric Paslay (pass-lay) released his first music video today for his hit single “Friday Night”. The fun, playful video about a Friday night out on the town was shot in downtown Nashville and features a cameo by Big Kenny of Big & Rich. Directed by Mason Dixon, it can be viewed here.
“Filming my first video was a whirlwind of awesomeness!” explains Eric. “I got to share the camera with not only members of my band but also Mr. Big Kenny himself! It truly felt like a “Friday Night” as we started filming in downtown Nashville at 8:30pm and ended around 3:30am. There’s nothing like cruisin’ through the neon lights in a sweet 1974 Cadillac candy apple rag top convertible with your friends. I hope everyone that sees this video feels the same excitement we felt while making it!”
Paslay, who co-wrote “Friday Night” with Rose Falcon and Rob Crosby, has had recent success as a songwriter, co-writing three No. one singles. “Friday Night” has had eleven weeks of consecutive sales growth and is currently available for digital purchase here.
In addition to his three No. one singles (“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” performed by the Eli Young Band, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” performed by Jake Owen and “Angel Eyes” performed by Love & Theft), Paslay has been nominated for multiple awards for his songwriting including GRAMMY Best Country Song, ACM Song of the Year and CMA Song of the Year. He was awarded the ASCAP 2012 County Music Song of the Year for his hit “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and the CMA Triple Play Award for writing three No. one songs in one year.