Self-made singer songwriter Eric Ethridge is making his way across North America connecting with audiences and living out his wildest dreams. With an undoubtedly unique path, this past year has seen him pivot from a profession as a doctor to full-time country artist. Still practicing when he released his first self-titled EP, which features his breakout single debut, “If You Met Me First,” the ability to express himself creatively was what always gave him the most joy. “To me, a successful life is doing something you love while changing people’s lives for the better while doing it.”
Canadian-raised, his EP hit Number One on his country’s overall iTunes chart and was streamed over 3 million times in the first 6 weeks, with no promotion. Subsequently, the lead track earned a coveted spot on SiriusXM’s tastemaker program “On the Horizon” for 24 consecutive weeks.
Performing in a cover band while attending chiropractic school went along with his four jobs to help pay for the prestigious degree. His passion and focus shifted to music thanks to a string of rapturously received festival appearances, performing to crowds of 40,000. As his music and fanbase grew (thanks in part to wildly popular YouTube covers), Ethridge landed a performance slot between Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line at the major Canadian country festival, Boots and Hearts when he realized he needed to follow his heart and pursue music full time.
“I’m so grateful every day. I cannot wait to continue building this life in music,” he says. “Every day is an opportunity.”
"If You Met Me First"
Official Music Video
The video for "If You Met Me First" made it's debut on Billboard.com and is featured on CMT's "Next Up Now" and has over 8 Million views so far.
Eric first made a name for himself from his live performances...
Chaps and Spurs Festival
Quebec, Canada - St. Agapit - (Direct Support for Brett Kissel)
Eric won the Canadian Country Music Association's (CCMA) Discovery Artist Award in 2016, and was also nominated for the 2019 CCMA Rising Star.
As of 12/01/2020 Eric's songs have been streamed more than 48 million times (Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube combined).
He currently has 145 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify and 15K average daily listeners on Apple Music.
Eric has had all six of singles to radio chart, including his first single, "Liquor’s Callin’ the Shots" climbed to Top 30 at Canadian Country Radio.
In 2018, his single "California" spent time as the Most Streamed Canadian Country Song in Canada.
He was named a "Highway Find" Artist on Sirius XM in 2018 following the release of his debut EP.
His single "If Yo Met Met Me First" also made Apple Music Canada’s “Best of 2018” and "The 100 Best Songs of 2019" playlists (all genre) and was featured on Apple Music's "The A-list: Country" playlist.
He has over 104,000 followers on all social platforms combined (including 40,000 on Instagram, 16,000 on Facebook, 38,000 subscribers on YouTube, and over 10,000 on Spotify).
His first full length album "Good With Me" was released on Oct. 30th 2020 under his record label Anthem Entertainment, which has already garnered over 5 million streams and has been critically acclaimed.