As an actor, John Corbett's always brought an easy grace to his roles, whether it's in the acclaimed TV series Sex and the City and Northern Exposure or in the hit films My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Raising Helen.
Recorded in Nashville, Corbett's self-titled debut focuses on Corbett's voice, a surprisingly flexible instrument capable of tender intimacy or growling ferocity.
Corbett grew up in Wheeling, W.Va. Corbett and his mother lived in an apartment five blocks from The Capitol Music Hall, home to the Wheeling Jamboree-now known as Jamboree USA. By the time he moved to California in 1986, he brought along the guitar he'd started playing.
In 2004, Corbett accepted an invitation to present an award at the CMT Flameworthy Awards in Nashville. It would be his first trip to Nashville.
During that trip, Corbett tagged along with Tara Novick. By the end of the day, they were in a studio with Jameson Clark, recording their own songs. Corbett has decided to put the record out on his own independent label, Fun Bone Records.
For now, he's ready to take his music to the people and play as often as he can. "I'm completely devoted to this," he says. "I can't tell you how excited I am. This is what I want to do. This is what I should be doing. I know that now."