Born and raised in rural Gilchrist County, FL, Easton Corbin spent much of his time on his grandparent's cattle farm after his parents divorced when he was young. When Easton was 15 years old he began taking guitar lessons from Pee Wee Melton, a local musician who had at one time played on sessions in Nashville.
After earning a business degree through the College of Agriculture at the University of Florida, Easton took two important steps. "My wife and I got married on September 2, 2006, and on October 14 we moved to Nashville," Corbin says.
When a distant cousin, also a professor of music management at the University of Montana, heard Corbin's music, he asked if he could send it to some of his Nashville contacts. Among those who were impressed by Corbin's music was booking agent James Yelich, who asked if he could hear him play in person. Corbin, eager for a shot to pursue his dream, quickly agreed. Also at the meeting was Joe Fisher, who had recently joined Universal Music Group Nashville as Senior Director of Artist and Repertoire. The two men were blown away and Fisher quickly signed him to the label.
Now that his life long dream is upon him, Corbin says he's ready. "I just want to make great country music," Corbin says.
Corbin made his Opry debut in spring 2010. Latest CD
Corbin made his Opry debut in spring 2010.