Artist of the Week: Easton Corbin 18 Jul 13

This week’s KKOK Artist of the Week is: Easton Corbin

- Born April 12th, 1982 in Trenton, FL, Easton Corbin has become one of country music’s biggest names in just a little over a year.
- Corbin learned to play the guitar at age 14 and soon after began live performances locally
- After earning his Agribusiness degree from the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, he and wife Briann moved to Nashville where he worked at an Ace Hardware store until his cousin recommended him to some music contacts.
- He was then signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2009 and released his debut self-titled album in March of 2010. The album produced two #1 hits.
- Easton Corbin’s self-titled album reached #4 on the charts. Songs like the one you just heard, along with “Roll With It,” went to #1 on the charts, and “I Can’t Love You Back,” went to #14.
- Corbin had a lot of help getting his new album out there when he toured with Brad Paisley on his H2O World Tour in 2010.
- Corbin’s second studio album was released in 2012 and titled “All Over The Road.”
- It has since climbed to #2 on the charts.
- Easton Corbin has been nominated for many awards, too many to name, but awards he has won include: 2010 ACM Breakthrough Artist of the Year, 2010 ACM Single for Breakthrough Artist with “A Little More Country Than That.” He also won the 2010 ACM award for Music Video by a Breakthrough Artist for the same song.
- His latest hit currently sits at #10 on the charts, which is “All Over the Road.”
For Easton Corbin music, just click on the link: http://www.youtube.com/channel/HCNeO_HllAk5s?feature=artistob