When you see Eric Paslay performing at the Rochester Fair on Friday night at 7pm, there is a good chance that he'll play some songs that you'll think are covers but are actually songs he wrote.

Before we get to that, we should give props to the hits you know him best for.

FRIDAY NIGHT

While originally recorded by Lady Antebellum, this song he helped write is now his most recognizable as a performer.

 

SONG ABOUT A GIRL

The single following a breakthrough song is always a tough one for artists, and by reaching the Top 20 this one ensured Eric wasn't a one hit wonder.

 

SHE DON'T LOVE YOU

Eric's third hit, released just about a year ago, was originally written for George Strait. Knowing that, give this one another listen and you can see why.

 

BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT

This monster hit from 2011 solidified Jake Owen as a household name, but was written by Eric Paslay, Dylan Altman and Terry Sawchuk. Hear what has to say about it.

Oh, let's listen to the song again too.

 

EVEN IF IT BREAKS YOUR HEART

The Eli Young Band's follow up single to Crazy Girl ended up being the bigger hit and landed Eric a host of award nominations.

and here is the story behind the song...

 

Be sure to see Eric Paslay on Friday Night at the Rochester Fair! Tickets are just $22 and include admission to the fair and all the rides you can handle. I'll be there introducing him to the stage and look forward to seeing you there!