Easton Corbin

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Easton Corbin
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Easton Corbin being interviewed.
Background information
Born (1982-04-12) April 12, 1982 (age 32)[1]
Origin Trenton, Florida, USA[2]
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2009-present
Labels Mercury Nashville
Associated acts Carson Chamberlain
Rory Lee Feek
Website www.eastoncorbin.com

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 top 15 hit "I Can't Love You Back". Corbin's second album, All Over the Road, was released on September 18, 2012. Its first single, "Lovin' You Is Fun", was released in February. The album's second single, "All Over the Road", was released in January 2013. As of 2013, Corbin has sold over 470,000 albums and over 2 million singles.

Biography[edit]

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 from session musician Pee Wee Melton at age fourteen, Corbin joined a band, which won an opening slot at a music festival, followed by opening slots for Janie Fricke and Mel McDaniel.

Corbin later 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. He and Briann then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, on October 14, 2006,[3] where he worked at an Ace Hardware store and performed at writers' nights. A distant cousin, who is a professor of entertainment management, recommended Corbin to contacts in Nashville, Tennessee. Easton mentioned that he is no longer married on The Bobby Bones Show on September 3, 2013. [4]

Music career[edit]

2009-2011: Easton Corbin[edit]

Joe Fisher, senior director of A&R at Universal Music Group Nashville, signed Corbin to the Mercury Nashville label in 2009.[4] He released his debut single, "A Little More Country Than That", in July of that same year.[4] Rory Lee Feek of Joey + Rory wrote the song with Don Poythress and Wynn Varble.[4] The label released a four-song digital extended play entitled A Little More Country Than That on August 18, 2009,[3] 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.[2] 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.[5]

"A Little More Country Than That" peaked at Number One on the country charts dated for the week ending April 3, 2010,[6][7][8] making Corbin the first solo male country artist to send a debut single to Number One since Dierks Bentley's "What Was I Thinkin'" in 2003.[9][10] "Roll with It" was released as the album's second single, which also hit Number One in October 2010. The album's third and final single, "I Can't Love You Back," released to radio on November 8, 2010, and reached a peak of number 14 on the Hot Country Songs chart 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.[9]

2012-2013: All Over the Road[edit]

Easton Corbin released his fourth single, "Lovin' You Is Fun," on February 27, 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 on September 18, 2012. The album's second single, "All Over the Road," was released to country radio on January 14, 2013. It peaked at number 3 on the Country Airplay chart in September 2013.

2014-present: Third studio album[edit]

The first single from Corbin's upcoming third studio album, "Clockwork," was released to country radio in January 2014.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[11]
US
[12]
Easton Corbin 4 10
All Over the Road
  • Release date: September 18, 2012
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download
2 11

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[11]
US
Heat

[13]
A Little More Country Than That
  • Release date: August 18, 2009
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download
44 27

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US Country
[14]
US Country Airplay
[15]
US
[16]
CAN Country
[17]
CAN
[18]
2009 "A Little More Country Than That" 1 42 66 Easton Corbin
2010 "Roll with It" 1 55 88
"I Can't Love You Back" 14 76
2012 "Lovin' You Is Fun" 7 5 57 87 All Over the Road
2013 "All Over the Road" 9 3 51 12 78
2014 "Clockwork"[A] 31 32 124 TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes
  • A^ Current single.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2009 "A Little More Country Than That" Stephen Shepherd
2010 "A Little More Country Than That" (acoustic)
"I Can't Love You Back" Shaun Silva
2012 "Lovin' You Is Fun"
"Are You with Me" (acoustic)[23] Stephen Shepherd
"All Over the Road" (acoustic)[24]
"Lovin' You Is Fun" (acoustic)[25]
2013 "All Over the Road" (Yahoo! Ram Country)[26] Steve Angus
"All Over the Road"[27] Roman White
2014 "Clockwork"[28] Shaun Silva

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2010 CMT Music Awards USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year - "A Little More Country Than That" Nominated
Country Music Association New Artist of the Year Nominated
Single of the Year - "A Little More Country Than That" Nominated
American Country Awards New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year Won
Single of the Year - "A Little More Country Than That" Nominated
Single by a Male Artist - "A Little More Country Than That" Nominated
Single by New/Breakthrough Artist - "A Little More Country Than That" Won
Music Video of the Year - "A Little More Country Than That" Nominated
Music Video by a Male Artist - "A Little More Country Than That" Nominated
Music Video by New/Breakthrough Artist - "A Little More Country Than That" Won
2011 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Solo Vocalist Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthdays". Country Weekly 18 (16): 58. 18 April 2011. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  2. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "Easton Corbin biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  3. ^ a b Neal, Chris (2009-09-28). "Who's New: Easton Corbin". Country Weekly 16 (33): 17. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Easton Corbin releases first single". Country Standard Time. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Easton Corbin Sets Label Record". Antimusic.com. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (13 April 2010). "BMI, ASCAP Toast Easton Corbin, Writers of "A Little More Country Than That"". CMT. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Newcomer, Wendy (15 April 2010). "Easton Corbin’s Birthday Present: a No. 1 Song". GAC. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  8. ^ Hackett, Vernell (13 April 2010). "Easton Corbin Gets No. 1 Birthday Gift". The Boot. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Corbin scores first Number One". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  10. ^ Trust, Gary (24 March 2010). "Chart Beat Wednesday: Stone Temple Pilots, Easton Corbin, Lady Antebellum". Billboard. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Easton Corbin Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Easton Corbin Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Easton Corbin Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Easton Corbin Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Easton Corbin Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Easton Corbin Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Easton Corbin Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Easton Corbin Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  19. ^ "American singles certifications – Easton Corbin – A Little More Country Than That". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  20. ^ "American singles certifications – Easton Corbin – Roll with It". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "American singles certifications – Easton Corbin – Lovin%27 You Is Fun". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  22. ^ "American singles certifications – Easton Corbin – All Over the Road". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  23. ^ "CMT : Videos : Easton Corbin : Are You With Me". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  24. ^ "CMT : Videos : Easton Corbin : All Over The Road (Acoustic Version)". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  25. ^ "CMT : Videos : Easton Corbin : Lovin' You Is Fun". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : Easton Corbin : All Over The Road (Yahoo! Ram Country)". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  27. ^ Dukes, Billy (February 21, 2013). "Easton Corbin Plays ‘The Hostage’ in Thrilling Snippet of ‘All Over the Road’ Video – Exclusive Clip". Taste of Country. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  28. ^ Lane, Laura (April 16, 2014). "First Look! Watch Easton Corbin's 'Clockwork' Music Video". People. Retrieved April 16, 2014.