Monday, March 29, 2010

Easton Corbin @ Joe's

I have to admit that i am out of the loop when it comes to most of the Nashville country artists, i don't listen to the radio much at all unless its on somewhere else. So i had no idea that Easton's song "A Little More Country Than That" was the number one country song on the charts right now. Not since 2003 and a guy named Dierks Bentley has a debut artist and debut song risen to the top of the charts like that. I knew of Easton and i bought his album a few weeks ago but i had no clue he was this popular already. I like his music because its instantly familiar, maybe because of all the George Strait comparisons. Some even say he's the next George Strait, i think its way to early to say that and king George has a lot left in him yet but Easton sure does sound like him.
Growing up on a farm in Gilchrist county in the state of Florida he spent most of his time on his grandparents cattle farm which was a mile from the Suwannee river. As a member of the FFA and 4H he showed cattle at livestock shows but he knew he wanted to sing country music long before that. He credits a local musician by the name of Pee Wee Melton for teaching him to play the guitar. Easton honed his skills in local bands as a lead guitarist and earned himself a slot on the Suwannee River Jam festival. Easton also earned a business degree at the college of agriculture at the University of Florida, got married in 2006 and made the move to Nashville.
Easton is on tour promoting his album and at Joe's he played a short set opening for Gary Allan which was mostly acoustic except for the bass playing of Keith Horn. You might recognize Keith if you are a Luke Bryan fan, Keith has left Luke's band to tour with Easton. Keith said that he is married with a family and likes having a little less time on the road. He also likes that Easton's music is real country in the traditional sense and doesn't lean toward the pop country sound that seems to be getting more complaints lately and i am glad for that myself.

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