Easton Corbin (born April 12, 1982) is an American country music singer. He signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2009 and released his self-titled debut album in March 2010, featuring the two Number One hits "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It", as well as the number 14 hit "I Can't Love You Back". His second album, All Over the Road, was released in September 2012. Its first single, "Lovin' You Is Fun", was released in February 2012. The album's second single, "All Over the Road", was released in January 2013. As of 2013, he had sold over 470,000 albums and over 2 million singles.
Easton Corbin is a native of Gilchrist County, Florida. He lived on his grandparents' farm following his parents' divorce, and was introduced to country music-themed television programs such as Hee Haw. After taking guitar lessons at fourteen from session musician Pee Wee Melton, he joined a band which won opening slots at a music festival and for Janie Fricke and Mel McDaniel.
He attended the University of Florida's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and earned an agribusiness degree, before marrying his wife, Briann, on September 2, 2006. They moved to Nashville, Tennessee on October 14, 2006, where he worked at an Ace Hardware and performed at writers' nights. A distant cousin who is a professor of entertainment management recommended him to contacts in Nashville.
On The Bobby Bones Show on September 3, 2013, Corbin mentioned that he is no longer married.
Joe Fisher, senior director of A&R at Universal Music Group Nashville, signed Easton Corbin to the Mercury Nashville label in 2009. He released his debut single, "A Little More Country Than That", in July. Rory Lee Feek of Joey + Rory wrote the song with Don Poythress and Wynn Varble. The label released a four-song digital extended play entitled A Little More Country Than That in August, shortly before the single entered Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Corbin's self-titled debut album was released in March 2010, under the production of Carson Chamberlain. The album had first-week sales of 43,000 copies, making for the highest first-week sales on the Mercury Nashville label in seven years.
"A Little More Country Than That" peaked at Number One on the country chart dated for the week ending April 3, 2010, making Easton Corbin the first solo male country artist to send a debut single to Number One since Dierks Bentley in 2003 with "What Was I Thinkin'".
"Roll with It" was released as the album's second single; in October it also hit Number One. The album's third and final single, "I Can't Love You Back," released to radio in November 2010 and reached a peak of number 14 in early 2011.
To promote Easton Corbin, he went on tour as an opening act for Brad Paisley's H20 World Tour, which began in May 2010.
Easton Corbin released his fourth single, "Lovin' You Is Fun", in February 2012. It peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. It served as the lead-off single to his second studio album, All Over the Road, which was released in September 2012. The album's second single, "All Over the Road", was released to country radio in January 2013 and peaked at number 3 on Country Airplay in September 2013.
Corbin's third studio album, It's About to Get Real, is scheduled for an early 2015 release date. Its first single, "Clockwork", was released to country radio in January 2014. It peaked at number 32 on Country Airplay. The album's second single, "Baby Be My Love Song", was released on September 8, 2014.
2010 - Easton Corbin
2012 - All Over the Road
2015 - It's About to Get Real
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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