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November 16, 2012

All over the rounds

Nashville singer finds success the hard way

Working the rounds in Nashville is hard. Musical acts share stages with each other during singer-songwriter nights at places around town and sing away, waiting and hoping that their big break is in the audience, listening and taking notes.

So when Easton Corbin broke big, and scored two consecutive No. 1 hits on Billboard’s country chart, he was overwhelmed with gratitude.

“It was a dream come true,” Corbin said. “It’s hard to describe, but it was one of those things I’d been working on all my life. To finally get the opportunity to do that is flattering and gratifying.”

Corbin will perform today at Buffalo Run Casino. The singer’s 2009 self-titled debut album featured the songs “A Little More Country Than That,” “Roll With It” and “I Can’t Love You Back.”

Country music Accolades

The album earned him Billboard’s Top New Country Artist in 2010 and three American Country Awards. His second album, “All Over the Road,” released in September; the single “Lovin’ You is Fun” has been in country rotation since February.

A native of Florida, Corbin, 30, was introduced to country music from living with his grandparents. He took lessons at 14 from Pee Wee Melton, and in 2006, moved to Nashville with his newly married wife.

He worked at an Ace Hardware store during the day, and played the rounds at night, he said.

“I had to look at the goal. I wasn’t quitting until I got there,” he said. “You have to be really focused. Like everything else, everyone gets discouraged, but over time, you keep on. Pound on that door and believe in yourself, because if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.”

He got his chance in 2009 — thanks to a family connection through a distant cousin with expertise in entertainment management, he signed with Mercury Nashville.

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