All Over the Road by Easton Corbin
For anyone who thinks there’s not enough “country” in country music, Easton Corbin has taken both hands off the wheel for his newest release. Easton gives fans of traditional country everything they’ve been missing, starting with the toe-tapping, shuffle-y title track with its little bit left, little bit right hook.
If that’s not country enough for you, try “Tulsa, Texas,” which embraces country from its title to its lyric to its prominent fiddle and steel. It helps that Easton pooled Nashville’s best musicians for his sessions, but props also go to producer Carson Chamberlain, who let Easton’s natural drawl dance in the headlights.
The range of human emotion that comes with romance is also prevalent in All Over the Road, from the euphoria of young love in “Hearts Drawn in the Sand” to the audible ache of loneliness in “I Think of You.” And if passion is what want, go directly to “Are You With Me.”
Even though love is a dominate theme on All Over the Road, don’t expect ballad after ballad. There are only three—three really good ones—but even those are as cleverly written and sing-along-able as the rest.
Easton’s vocal chops are obviously showcased throughout the album, especially in the tongue-tripping single “Lovin’ You Is Fun,” but he also flashes respectable songwriting cred in “A Thing for You” and “This Feels a Lot Like Love.”