With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Easton Corbin made an auspicious entree with his self-titled debut album.
The release of his sophomore effort, All Over the Road, builds on that success and delivers music that confirms that Easton Corbin is here to stay.
When Easton broke on the scene in 2009 with not one, but two, No. 1 singles, "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It," and a Top 15 hit, "I Cant Love You Back," the country music world was put on notice. He became the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. Billboard named Easton the Top New Country Artist of 2010 and named "Roll With It" the No. 6 Hot Country Song of the Year. He was ranked No. 9 on Billboards list of Top Country Artists-Male, listed between Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw.
With three American Country Awards in 2010 and blockbuster tours with Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton, Easton set the bar high for his sophomore release. Not surprisingly, the hard-working Gilchrist County, Florida native"Everybody knows everybody," he saysdelivers in spades.
The new collectionlike the first, produced by top Nashville producer Carson Chamberlain (Billy Currington)finds Easton improving upon his impressive debut.
The first single, "Lovin You Is Fun," is an unapologetic traditional country love song in the spirit of Alan Jackson and George Strait, but with a vocal twist that only Easton can deliver. Thats not by chance. A devotee of Alan, George and Keith Whitley, Easton is the genres biggest torchbearer for the neo-traditional movement.
People have taken notice. "Somewhere up there in hillbilly heaven, Keith Whitley is smiling down as his legacy continues to affect new generations," The Hollywood Reporter said of Easton.