Is John Corbett Leaving it All Behind?
It doesn't matter if you know him as Aidan Shaw from Sex and the City, Ian Miller from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, "Chris in the Morning" from Northern Exposure or even the voice of Applebee's restaurants: John Corbett would like for you to know him as something else—a country artist. He came to Nashville in 2005 to quietly record his first album, a self-titled project that met with moderate recognition, but John doesn't give up that easily.
On February 5, he will finally release his follow-up to that project, Leaving Nothin' Behind. "Honestly, I waited too long," he tells Country Weekly. "I wanted to make another record about three years after I made the first one. It’s been seven years. I made it in ’05 right around Thanksgiving and I wanted to make another one three years later, but life gets in the way."
With life momentarily out of the way, John tapped Jon Randall Stewart, who co-wrote Brad Paisley's "Whiskey Lullaby" with Bill Anderson and produced Dierks Bentley's Up on the Ridge, not only to produce the album, but also to write seven of its 10 tracks. "He's my favorite songwriter," Corbett laughs.
Additionally the West Virginia native, who grew up near Brad Paisley's hometown, will launch a tour beginning February 24 in Sellersville, Pa., to promote the new project.