In a heartbreaking Instagram post, Eric Paslay revealed his grandfather, Cecil Paslay, passed away on Saturday (September 2). He was 90 years old.
According to the country singer, Cecil was a high school referee and longtime employee of Goodyear. Eric also went on to share that Cecil once worked lights at a Willie Nelson concert, sharing a story of his grandfather smelling burning "rope" during the show.
"I will miss seeing him at my own shows. He was one of my first fans, so much so that he would buy 10 CDs at a show and try to hide them acting like he Baught [sic] 1," wrote Eric.
In addition, the "She Don't Love You" singer went on to reveal that his grandmother had passed away at undisclosed date, wishing them a happy reunion in heaven.
“I am proud to be the grandson of Cecil Paslay and I wouldn’t be who I am today with our him. Love you Grandpa, say hi to Grandma for me," he continued.
Paslay made his debut into country music with his self-titled album in 2014, earning a Top 10 hit with his single "Friday Night." In addition to his personal work, Eric has written multiple hits as a songwriter, including Jake Owen's "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Love and Theft's "Angel Eyes," and Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart."
Please join us in praying for the Paslay family during this difficult time.
You can read the full post below.
My Grandpa passed away yesterday at the age of 90. I will miss him telling stories about how he and my grandmother met in Houston. I will miss stories of him being a referee for high school football, stories about working at Goodyear for over 30 years and I will really miss him telling the story about smelling "rope" burning when he worked lights at a Willie Nelson show. I will miss seeing him at my own shows. He was one of my first fans, so much so that he would buy 10 CDs at a show and try to hide them acting like he Baught 1! I will miss my Grandpa, but I know we will meet again because of the grace and love of Jesus. I am proud to be the grandson of Cecil Paslay and I wouldn't be who I am today with our him. Love you Grandpa, say hi to Grandma for me!
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