To Eric Paslay, angels are among us all the time, and they can be found wherever someone’s in need. On Wednesday (October 26), he stopped by the Today show to make his point with his latest single, “Angels in This Town.”
In the soul-stirring song, Paslay sings about little miracles that seem to happen without any real explanation, like somehow catching the winning pass in a high-school football game or narrowly missing certain death after falling asleep behind the wheel. But to the tall Texan redhead, there are even more tangible examples of real-life angels floating around.
Speaking with co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Paslay explains that throughout this year’s Angels in This Town tour, he’s been meeting people everywhere he goes who make big impacts on their neighbors’ lives – people like teachers, first responders and nurses.
“It’s great to go out and thank everyday angels for doing miracles on each other,” he says.
With photos of those he’s met flashing behind him, Paslay and his band give the tune a contagiously positive, modern country feel, with a fiddle providing classically-styled waves of emotion and making the whole thing feel like it could lift into the air and fly away.
Released back in July, “Angels in This Town” is the second single from Paslay’s forthcoming sophomore album Dressed in Black, and its namesake tour continues through November 18th in Charlotte, North Carolina.