He's not yet a household name, but Eric Paslay has already spent a lot of time atop Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, having co-written three No. 1s: Jake Owens' "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes" and Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart." But as "Friday Night," from his self-­titled debut album due Feb. 4 on EMI Records Nashville, spends a second week at No. 6 on Country Airplay and rises 13-12 on Hot Country Songs this week, the lanky Texan finally has a hit to call his own.

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