About Easton Corbin
Easton Corbin is an American country music singer. He signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2009 and released his debut single, “A Little More Country Than That”, followed by a self-titled debut album in March 2010. The song reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in April 2010. His second single, “Roll with It”, also hit Number One on the country charts. The album’s third single “I Can’t Love You Back” released to country radio on November 8, 2010.
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 fifteen, 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, 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. Joe Fisher, senior director of A&R at Universal Music Group Nashville, signed Corbin to the Mercury Nashville label in 2009. He released his debut single, “A Little More Country Than That”, in July of that same year. Rory Lee Feek of Joey + Rory wrote the song with Don Poythress and Wynn Varble. The label released a four-song digital extended play entitled A Little More Country Than That on August 18, 2009, shortly before the single entered Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Corbin’s self-titled debut album was released in March 2010, under the production of Carson Chamberlain. 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.