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Easton Corbin Celebrates First Two No. 1 songs

He matches Clay Walker's 17-year-old record.

Yesterday (July 13), Easton Corbin and his camp celebrated a rare accomplishment for a newcomer—Easton’s first two singles, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” both hit the No. 1 slot on Billboard's country singles chart. The last time that happened for a solo male country artist was 17 years ago, when Clay Walker's first two singles, "What's It to You" and "Live Until I Die," topped the chart in 1993 and 1994, respectively.

Public Rights organization BMI held a luncheon for industry members at its Nashville offices, complete with a performance by Easton, who sang a few of his hits, including the two No. 1s. He also gave away signed posters to attendees.

“It feels great and one of the most gratifying feelings is having the fans singing along with you,” Easton tells of the accomplishment. He's certainly aware of the effect that two No. 1 singles have had on his concerts. “It’s one of those deals where you put out a record, and as your music grows, more people get familiar with it and more and more people sing along with it,” he says, “and that’s what it's about.”

This country boy is already hard at work on his next album, one that he hopes will do at least as well as his first. “I think it’s natural to feel a little pressure, because you always want to do as good or better, so yeah, a little bit nervous about it,” Easton admits. He also let know that he expects to have a new album out by the first few months of 2012.

Corbin released his self-titled album, which includes the singles mentioned above, in 2010. Click here to read our review and listen to samples from the album.


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