Eric Gordon is a singer-songwriter based out of Maple Grove, Minnesota. Although he is no foreigner to the Minnesota music scene, Eric gained recognition as a contestant on the FOX television show, American Idol (season 13). Eric released his debut pop/R&B album, Nobody Said That It Was Easy, in March of 2017. The first single (also the title track), premiered via live performance on the NBC-affiliate, KARE-TV channel. A remix version of the single released fall of 2017 and immediately gained radio airplay on iHeartMedia stations, including Cities 97.1 and KDWB 101.3 in Minneapolis/St Paul. The success of both the album and single paved the way for Eric to open for such bands as Echosmith, Ocean Park Standoff, and The Revivalists. In summer of 2018, Eric released a brand new follow-up single, "What r u doing?,” debuting the song on Cities 97.1 Live at the Lake.