He covered Cake By The Ocean like a boss, but showed the Alive at Five crowd that he’s a Little More Country Than That.
Trenton, Florida native Easton Corbin was the headliner for Stamford’s Alive at Five concert series on August 4, 2016.
Easton released his self-titled debut album in 2010, with his first two singles, A Little More Country Than That and Roll With It both going to number one. That same year he received a trio of ACM awards, including New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
In June 2015 Corbin released his third studio album, About To Get Real, featuring the hit single Baby Be My Love Song. Commenting on the album title, Corbin said:
About to Get Real was a great title for this record because I just love what that says. It pretty much explains everything. When country fans listen to this album, I want them to take away that, even though the music mixes the modern with the classic, it’s entirely real. Like the music of my heroes, it’s the real deal.
He definitely brought the real deal to Stamford. While his set included all of the hits you’d expect, midway through the show Easton announced that he’d lost a fishing bet with one of his bandmates, so he had to perform two songs of his choice: Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself and DNCE’s Cake By The Ocean. Those both got the Alive at Five crowd all fired up. And it was one giant sing along when he broke into Baby Be My Love Song.
Opening for Corbin was Louisiana native Courtney Cole. A graduate of Belmont University, Courtney was on Huffington Post’s list of 15 country artists to watch in 2015 (a list that included Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, and Old Dominion, among others). A talented singer/songwriter, Cole strives to “write songs with real life stories and with relatable emotions.” Have a listen to Courtney’s latest EP on iTunes by clicking here. You can catch Courtney on November 10th when she opens for Eric Paslay, along with Runaway June, at The Emporium in Patchogue, NY (click here for details).
Easton goes back out on the road with Carrie Underwood this fall on the next leg of the Storyteller tour, which includes local stops at Madison Square Garden on October 25th and Mohegan Sun Arena on October 28th. For a complete list of Easton’s upcoming tour dates head over to: eastoncorbin.com/tour.
Check out our exclusive pics from the Stamford show below:
And here’s Easton performing a crowd favorite, All Over The Road: