Corbin/Hanner

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Corbin/Hanner
Also known as Gravel
Corbin/Hanner Band
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Years active 1979–1984, 1990–1992, 1997–2014
Labels Alfa
Mercury
Silver Eagle
Liddl' Red Hen
Website http://www.corbinhanner.com/
Past members Bob Corbin
David Hanner
Dave Freeland
Kip Paxton
Al Snyder

Corbin/Hanner was an American country music group founded by Bob Corbin and David Hanner. They began as a five-piece band called the Corbin/Hanner Band in 1979. Corbin and Hanner served as lead vocalists and guitarists, with Al Snyder (keyboards), Kip Paxton (bass guitar) and Dave Freeland (drums) completing the lineup. The quintet released two albums for Alfa Records before disbanding in 1984. Corbin and Hanner reunited in 1990 as a duo, recording two more albums for Mercury Records, followed by four more albums on independent labels before disbanding in 2000. Although they never reached Top 40, the group charted eleven singles on the Billboard country charts: six as the Corbin/Hanner Band, and five more as Corbin/Hanner. Their highest charting singles as a band were 1981's "Livin' the Good Life" and 1982's "Everybody Knows I'm Yours" both at No. 46, while their highest as a duo was 1992's "I Will Stand by You" at No. 49.

History[edit]

Bob Corbin and David Hanner, natives of the Western Pennsylvania community of Ford City, began their musical collaboration in high school. The duo's members initially played in a rock band called the Lost Lambs later and more famously in a country rock band called Gravel, which performed throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia.[1] Eventually, Gravel was reformed as The Corbin/Hanner Band, which included Corbin and Hanner as lead vocalists and guitarists, along with Al Snyder (keyboards), Kip Paxton (bass guitar), and Dave Freeland (drums). Under this lineup, they would record two albums for Alfa Records, in addition to charting several singles on the Billboard country music charts. The band's members parted ways in 1984 after a final performance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2] After this performance, Corbin and Hanner worked as songwriters, with Hanner writing Don Williams' "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good" and Corbin writing Alabama's "Can't Keep a Good Man Down".

Corbin and Hanner reunited in 1990. That year, they were signed to Mercury Records as the duo Corbin/Hanner. Two additional albums — 1990's Black and White Photograph and 1992's Just Another Hill — were released on Mercury, as were additional chart singles. A live album originally recorded in 1982 was released in 1997, followed by 1998's Every Stranger Has a Story (the title track of which was later recorded by Kenny Rogers[1]), 1999's By Request, and Originals in 2000.

The duo retired in 2014.[3]

Discography[edit]

As Corbin/Hanner Band[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Label
1981 For the Sake of the Song Alfa
Son of America

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Country[4]
1979 "America's Sweetheart" (as Corbin & Hanner) 85 Single only
1981 "Time Has Treated You Well" 64 For the Sake of the Song
"Livin' the Good Life" 46
1982 "Oklahoma Crude" 49 Son of America
"Everyone Knows I'm Yours" 46
"One Fine Morning" 75

As Corbin/Hanner[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Label
1990 Black and White Photograph Mercury
1992 Just Another Hill
1997 Silver Eagle Cross Country Presents Live: Corbin/Hanner Silver Eagle
1998 Every Stranger Has a Story Liddl' Red Hen
1999 By Request
2000 Originals
2008 And the Road Goes On

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Country[4] CAN Country
1990 "Work Song" 55 81 Black and White Photograph
1991 "Concrete Cowboy" 59
1992 "Just Another Hill" 73 Just Another Hill
"I Will Stand by You" 49 71
1993 "Any Road" 71

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1990 "Work Song" Marius Penczner[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "Corbin/Hanner biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Parting performance by Corbin-Hanner". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1983-06-24. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  3. ^ Rutkoski, Rex (August 23, 2014). "Country-rock duo Corbin/Hanner ending performance career". Triblive.com. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 104. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  5. ^ "Corbin/Hanner". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 

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