Five Fast Facts About Easton Corbin
When you think about Florida, you probably don't think about rural cattle farms, but they do exist there and Easton Corbin happened to be raised on one, which is where his passion for music began.
Easton will be joining our Toyota Country Lights Festival lineup at NYSEG stadium on July 22nd and we couldn't be more excited! Here are five other interesting facts about Easton!
Following his parent's divorce, Easton was raised on his grandparent's Florida cattle farm where he helped out and even showed cattle as part of 4-H in high school. Easton says that it was a wonderful opportunity for him to spend time and bond with his grandparents.
While some artists lay every single detail of their personal lives out for the entire world to see, Easton is the complete opposite. As a matter of fact, when he got divorced, it was nearly a year before anyone had a clue.
Easton was a member of Future Farmers of America, so he was especially happy when Ram Truck asked him to partner with them for their "Year of the Farmer" promotion. With their help, Easton was able to present Future Farmers of America with a check for a million dollars in 2014 to help with their mission.
Easton dominated the 2010 American Country Awards, winning every single one of the Breakthrough Artist awards. His wins included: Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist and Music Video: Breakthrough Artist for “A Little More Country Than That.” It shouldn't come as a surprise then that Billboard named Easton the Top New Country Artist of 2010.
When we talked to Easton, he told us that be believes that farming is the "root of where we all come from" and explained that supporting farmers and their families is very important to him. He wasn't kidding. Before moving to Nashville to pursue a career in country music, Easton attended the University of Florida, where he got a degree in agricultural business. He told, Future Farmers of America, “I always knew I would move to Nashville, but it was really important to my family and to myself that I got a good education. So I focused on getting my degree first, then I moved to Nashville right after graduation.”