Easton Corbin Just Got Real: ‘About to Get Real’ Debuts at No. 1
Singer-songwriter Easton Corbin’s new About to Get Real album has come in on top of Billboard’s Country Albums chart after its June 30 release, marking the singer's first No. 1 album in his career.
The album also ranked in the Top 15 in the Billboard 200, which spans all genres.
Corbin has released three studio albums since his debut in 2010, producing two No. 1 hit songs and two additional Top 10s. About to Get Real features the singles “Clockwork” and “Baby Be My Love Song,” a Top 5 hit for the Florida native in 2014.
While waiting for the final completed album to be approved by Corbin's record label, Corbin and producer Carson Chamberlain, with whom he collaborated for his previous albums, talked about looking at other tracks for the record.
“We had worked on it for about a year and thought we were finished,” Corbin tells Billboard. “We were just waiting for Mercury to give the green light. So we decided that we would go back and search for some new songs and see if we could find anything out there that might be as good or better than anything we had cut. We actually found three new songs for the record. I think those songs made the record that much better.”
He adds that he is particularly excited about the track “Yup,” which he feels like will be a fan-favorite, and one very special tune written by Ronnie Dunn and Terry McBride.
“It’s great to have them represented on the album,” Corbin says. “I grew up loving Brooks and Dunn, and Ronnie Dunn is one of the best singers out there — such a great artist and a great writer. It’s an honor to be associated with him, as well as Terry McBride, who has written so many great songs.”
The “A Little More Country Than That” singer took the stage this summer at the Taste of Country Music Festival, taking his traditional country sound to the masses, but not without performing a few unconventional covers like Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and TLC’s “Waterfalls.” Corbin’s sense of humor and goofy sensibilities kept the crowd laughing and singing along during the high-energy set. He’s playing festivals and fairs around the country this summer.