Easton Corbin’s Friends, Supporters Gather to Toast His Two No. 1 Singles

Singer Serenades Crowd With His Hits

Approximately 100 music industry guests flocked to a Wednesday (July 13) luncheon at BMI’s headquarters in Nashville to honor Easton Corbin for scoring two No. 1 singles from his self-titled debut album.

The singles that were spotlighted are “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” both of which topped the charts last year.

Ken Robold, general manager of Universal Music Group, the umbrella corporation that owns Corbin’s label, Mercury Records, told the well-wishers that Corbin is the first male solo country artist in 17 years to have his first two singles reach No. 1.

BMI’s Jody Williams praised both Corbin’s songwriting and the quality of co-writers who worked with him. He noted that Corbin co-wrote four songs on his first album.

After accepting plaques and certificates from UMG, BMI and the Country Music Association, Corbin came to the stage and, backed on guitar and vocals by his producer, Carson Chamberlain, entertained the crowd with “A Little More Country Than That,” “I Can’t Love You Back” and “Roll With It.”

Corbin is in the final stages of recording his second album.

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to CMT.com.