It’s all country, all the time for Easton Corbin. The renowned country singer will perform at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair on Oct. 5 alongside The Dead Winter Carpenters, a five piece alt-country band from California.
Corbin is a 35-year-old American country music singer who has gained increasing popularity since 2009 with hits like “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” plus two top 10 hits with “Lovin’ You is Fun” and “All Over the Road.”
Born in Florida, Corbin reported that his friends and family were all well after the recent hurricane as his hometown, Trenton, was not heavily hit.
Corbin is a guy who worked at Ace Hardware and earned an agribusiness degree, but ended up being a famous country music singer.
“I’ve always played. I love music. It’s kinda what I wanted to do anyway,” he commented.
Corbin was confident in his future success but said, “I went to college and stuff just to have a backup plan.”
When asked why he chose to be involved with Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which honors and supports military heroes, he explained, “Anything military I try to be a part of. It’s important to help people who have sacrificed so much for our country. My parents are veterans. Anything we can do for the veterans I think we should do.”
Corbin’s musical heroes are Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard and George Jones.
“I just love traditional country music,” he added.
As for what fans might expect at the local show, Corbin said, “We play all our hits and we will do some cover stuff. We will probably play some new music.”
Corbin said he will be coming out with his band and is looking forward to playing at the Wellmont.
“We love our fans and hope they will come out to have a good time,” he said.