Easton Corbin: Traditional country with wit and heart

Country star comes to Emens during Homecoming Week in October

By Rick Yencer

MUNCIE, INDIANA (ENTERTAINMENT) -  It only took a year for Easton Corbin to hit Nashville and become Billboard's Top New Country artist in 2010.

As Entertainment Weekly recently wrote, Corbin sings the old school songs full of wit and heart. 

"It sounds effortless...sit back and remember why you fell in love with country music in the first place," according to the EW review.

Corbin will bring his "It's About to Get Real Tour" to Emens Auditorium on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Emens box office and Ticketmaster. New country star Katie Arminger will open. NiteLite Promotions is presenting the concert.

Emens recently rolled out another season of concerts and musicals with the country star appearing during 2014 Homecoming Week when Ball State plays Western Michigan.

Corbin has been touring county fairs and in Missouri this week, playing his two number one singles from 2010, "A Little More Country than That." and "Roll With It." He was the first country male artist in 17 years to have first two consecutive single reach No. 1 in Billboard.

And the singer and songwriter traveled with some the great country groups like Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.

Corbin offers simple goals for his career, getting his music out to as many people as possible and being good to your fans.

"You've got to make music that is true to you," he said in a recent interview.

The current fair tour can be traced back to Corbin's roots being in Future Farmers of America and 4-H and showing livestock at fairs. He plays for as many FFA groups as possible besides being on tour.

Corbin is working on a new record known as "Clockwork" expected to be released soon. More about the artist can be found at www.eastoncorbin.com

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