Country singer Easton Corbin recently visited The Recording Academy's Nashville Chapter and participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview. Corbin discussed his creative influences, biggest career moment, and his latest album, All Over The Road, among other topics.
"The biggest [career] moment for me, personally, was being able to perform [at] the Grand Ole Opry for the first time," said Corbin. "As kids [my grandparents] listened to the Opry on a Saturday night and I watched the Opry with them. …So to be able to actually perform there … it was a full-circle experience for all of us."
In 2010 Florida-native Corbin's self-titled debut album featured two singles to top Billboard's Country Songs chart. With "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It," Corbin became the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two singles reach No. 1 on the Country Songs chart. Released September 2012, Corbin's sophomore album, All Over The Road, peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200. The album features 11 tracks penned by songwriters such as Ashley Gorley, Tommy Lee James and Terry McBride, including "Lovin' You Is Fun," which was co-written by Jim Beavers and Bob DiPiero, and peaked at No. 7 on the Country Songs chart. Corbin co-wrote two songs on All Over The Road: "A Thing For You" and "This Feels A Lot Like Love." Corbin is currently on tour in the United States with dates scheduled through October.