Easton Corbin on ‘Being Real to Yourself’ With ‘About to Get Real’ Album
On July 6, on the heels of the release of his third album, About to Get Real, Easton Corbin joined industry professionals at a listening party for his new tunes. The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville proved perfect setting to hear what Corbin has been working on.
It was there that the singer revealed "Yup," track No. 7 on the album, is his next single. "I've known about it for two years," Corbin says of the tune, which was penned by Shane Minor, Wade Kirby and Phil O'Donnell. "I've gotta tell ya. They played it for me and at first I was like, 'Yeah, it's a pretty good song.' I kept listening to it over a couple years, and finally I was like, 'You know what? Maybe I do need to cut this thing.' The cool thing about this song is it's so different for me. It's just really a different personality piece ... It's a simple song, but it's very well-written. And I think every guy and girl can relate to it once they hear it."
As far as the title track is concerned, the 33-year-old admits, "I really love the melody of this song. I love the message of this song. When I heard this, it kind of felt like a modern day Conway Twitty song. Of course, I'm a big fan of his. And the title of it — it felt like a record title."
If things were About to Get Real then, consider them very real now — Corbin's new album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
The singer-songwriter has long been compared to George Strait and is known for bringing a fresh twist to a traditional sound. "It's about going in and cutting what you feel are great songs. I feel these are all great songs," Corbin declares. "There are so many out there that you don't get a chance to cut ... It's about being real to yourself. Do 'em how you do 'em. That's just how they come out."
And fans are certainly okay with that!
"Are You With Me?" lives on both Corbin's sophomore album All Over the Road and this new one. "It's hard to put your finger sometimes on a certain thing, but this song just really resonates with me," the singer explains. "And I know it resonates with a ton of my fans out there. I want it to be a single one of these days, and soon I hope. That's why I brought it from the second record to this record. It's just one of my favorite songs I've ever cut."
About to Get Real also ranked in the Top 15 in the Billboard 200, which spans all genres.
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