Easton Corbin – “A Little More Country Than That”

Karlie Justus Marlowe | July 23rd, 2009

easton-corbin-a-little-more-country-than-that Songwriters: Rory Feek, Wynn Varble and Don Poythress

Forget Egypt’s Great Pyramids, India’s Taj Mahal or China’s Great Wall–Nashville has finally found its own contender for admission into the Seven Wonders of the World with a tune that successfully combines stereotypical life-in-the-country references to Hank songs, dirt roads and cane pole fishing in a likable, well-made song without groan-inducing symptoms of pandering.

With an uncanny resemblance to the vocals and charm of a young George Strait, newcomer Easton Corbin accomplishes that very feat with his first single “A Little More Country Than That” and delivers a homegrown message that is refreshingly straightforward.

What is country, exactly, other than hotly debated? Whatever it is, Corbin is a little more than that–and believably so. He touches on the expected pastoral pictures, but differentiates “A Little More Country Than That” (co-written by Rory Feek, of Joey + Rory fame) from similar tunes in two ways:

Organic phrases like “channel cat,” “chew the fat” and the chorus’ charming declaration ”I just want to make sure you know just who you’re getting under this old hat” separates it from generic efforts like Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA.” Additionally, unlike Jason Aldean’s rock mash up “She’s Country,” this single actually sounds like the lifestyle it’s portraying–in its best verse, about iconic country singers and sounds (“Think of a Hank song from days gone/With a steel ride that’s so strong it sends chills up your back/I’m a little more country than that”), it helps that those elemental influences are actually present in the song.

Corbin, who lists his influences on MySpace as “Jones, Whitley and Haggard,” worked with producer Carson Chamberlain, who started his career as Keith Whitley’s steel guitar player and bandleader, on his upcoming, unnamed album. The production choices ring accordingly, with a quiet, steel-heavy arrangement that stays out of the way of Corbin’s strong delivery and the song’s titular bravado.

However, some verses work better than others with the song’s lyrical conceit. Most glaringly, it leaps to an interesting conclusion that connects being country with being reliable, honest and trustworthy: “Yeah I’m sure that you’ve heard those three words from others but they fell flat/But this ring ain’t something that I mean to give you and then take back/I’m a little more country than that.” It’s an interesting assertion that comes off both charmingly matter-of-fact and dangerously alienating; with this line of thought, would the logical inverse conclusion be urban and untrustworthy?

“A Little More Country Than That” isn’t groundbreaking or soul-shaking, but it does share a similar laid-back quality to that of Alan Jackson, who has made a career out of seemingly simple songs that are tied to country roots and effectively paint vivid pictures in listeners’ heads. Although it repeatedly beats its listeners over the head with its title phrase, the more important thing to take away from this song is that with continued growth, Corbin has potential to become a welcome addition to country music’s short list of modern traditionally centered yet commercially successful entertainers.

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  1. Jon
    July 23, 2009 at 9:56 am

    If there’s an uncanny resemblance to anyone, I’d suggest that it would be Joe Nichols rather than George Strait. Nice record.

  2. Stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

    This guy looks like he’s from central casting. I cant make assumptions based on that, but I find it almost laughable that these guys always put the same influences, when you know they wouldnt know an album cut from Merle Haggard if it hit them over the head.
    Id almost prefer someone to say Brooks, Chesney, McGraw because that’s where 70% of these guys, in this age range, come from. But i guess its not cool enough for the bio

  3. Noeller
    July 23, 2009 at 10:25 am

    I’m not really sure what I think of this, exactly. There are Strait reminiscences, if only because it evokes memories of George’s “You Know Me Better Than That”, but certainly there is a vocal connection to Joe Nichols, which would indicate a similar connection to Merle Haggard.

    I’m just so done with people telling me HOW “country” they are. Anybody that has to make an extra effort to prove their “country-ness” is probably not that country at all.

    BUT – at least it’s better than Aldean’s horrific effort on a similar topic! ;)

  4. Clemson Brad
    July 23, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Wow…I agree with above…this guy sounds VERY similar to Joe Nichols….I like it. Cool song.

  5. Lucas
    July 23, 2009 at 10:45 am

    He used to wear a cowboy hat, now he’s on a label, that’s all I have to say.

  6. Leeann Ward
    July 23, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Stewman, I generally have the same pet peeve you have, but the complaint seems unnecessary in Corbin’s case, since this guy seems to actually show that traditionalists are influences on him. So, I don’t think it’s fair to assume that he’s just paying lip service just yet.

  7. JD
    July 23, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I immediately thought Joe Nichols….and then Strait…..just a bit. I like the laid back style but the song irritates me big time.

    The title of the song is repeated way too many times. Don’t need it in both verse and chorus.

    Also, I find it really irritating that the melody (germ, motif or whatever it’s called) repeats constantly in the verse. Then the chorus does the same and if that’s not enough, the short instrumental break does the same. The repetition on this song is killing me….


  8. idlewildsouth
    July 23, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I could have done without the repetition of the hook, but beyond that, I really like the song.

  9. Stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    You might be right leeann, but if there was evidence from 2-3 years ago that he was doing this type of music, id be more convinced. he probably failed in one “genre” and was told to go this genre.
    Who’s running these labels?

  10. Stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    The song is serviceable, i just cant get beyond the horrendous title and how it annoys me everytime he sings it.

  11. Stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    His bio also states he always had a “record player” around as a kid. How old is this guy? 38? Something to create authenticity.

  12. Leeann Ward
    July 23, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Well, I’ve never actually heard of him until now. Does he have a history in recording music before now on which for us to judge his intentions?

  13. Leeann Ward
    July 23, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I’m only 28 and I grew up with a record player in my house. In fact, we have a record player now. Like I said, I don’t know anything about this guy, but it seems rushed to judge his authenticity so soon, especially since this song actually does nod to tradition.

  14. Stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Im 35 and i did as well, but I know these bio writers are concocting this stuff to show his old fashioned ways. Im way too cynical

  15. Stormy
    July 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    July 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm Permalink His bio also states he always had a “record player” around as a kid. How old is this guy? 38? Something to create authenticity.

    You do have to kind of pity a guy who never moved out of range of a 3 foot cord.

  16. Stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    It just shows that “he’s more country” than us. Next thing we’ll hear is that he blasts the Johnny Cash on his radio. Which always surprised me because JC music isnt necessarily music “You blast out”.

  17. Leeann Ward
    July 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I’m not really trying to be argumentative, but I “regularly blast out” JC music, but I’m not very country.:)

  18. Jon
    July 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Geez, Stewman, what’s your problem? No, wait, I know one: you go on about bios and bio writers without having the faintest idea of what’s involved in an artist bio (and you don’t appear to have actually read this one’s anyway). “Way too cynical” indeed.

  19. Stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Jon, i guess you believe everything you read. and if you believe this dude’s bio, then you are either his manager or a little too gullible.

  20. idlewildsouth
    July 23, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Stewman, did this guy kill your dog or something? Seems like you have a pretty high level of disdain for him.

  21. Chris N.
    July 23, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    You know, it actually says it was his grandparents’ record player.

  22. Stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    IDlewild you are actually right (im being serious). I felt like this song broke the camels back. Im just so sick of the co-opting of “who’s the most country of all country music singers” and who can reference the most rural stereotypes in one song. Its insulting to the audience.

  23. Stormy
    July 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    STEWMAN: Of course he’s more country than we are. He could only stay in that one room with the record player.

  24. Jon
    July 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “Jon, i guess you believe everything you read. and if you believe this dude’s bio, then you are either his manager or a little too gullible.”

    In other words, you got nothin’ except your “I’m way too cynical.” Oh, right, and the way the guy looks in his promo pic.

    I guess I shouldn’t find this kind of mindless stupidity irritating, but the fact is that there are still lots of kids growing up out in rural and semi-rural areas who are in fact influenced by (among others) “classic” country music, bluegrass, etc. Some of them manage to become musicians, and a few of those even manage to snag a major label deal (whether they keep them is another matter). I’ve written bios on a few, and know a few more besides, and it gets a little tiresome to hear them get dismissed by chuckleheads who actually know a lot less than they think they do.

  25. Jim Malec
    July 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I’m not sure how anyone could criticize someone for not being country enough because they use some product in their hair. What the hell? To be country now you have to look like you just walked out of the mountains for the first time?

  26. Chris N.
    July 23, 2009 at 5:44 pm


  27. ELP
    July 23, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Just for the record, I know Easton Corbin personally and have known him for most of his life. Easton’s grandparents and I are members of the same church congregation and Easton attended with them while growing up. I know who he is and I know his character.

    Easton actually did grow up in a small rural town in the smallest county in Florida; with only ONE redlight in the whole county just as his bio says. Easton’s grandfather was also born and raised in this same community and was a County Commissioner here for over 30 years. Growing up in this tiny country community, Easton probably spent more time at his grandparent’s cattle farm than with his parents so yes, he knows a little bit about “being country”.

    I can substantiate everything in Easton’s bio as fact and can tell you that you will never meet a nicer, more sincere person. He is a quiet person who is as respectful and down to earth as you can get; a true “Southern Gentleman”. You will see this for yourself as his popularity grows.

    Besides, … the song is “just a song”, not Easton’s life story. Why do you feel the need to attack him over the words of a song that he didn’t even write? Give the guy a break. He’s worked extremely hard to get to this point and deserves all of the success he is finally starting to see. Of course Easton would never say anything about the negative comments because yes, “he’s a little more country than that”.

  28. Dan Milliken
    July 23, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    “I’m not sure how anyone could criticize someone for not being country enough because they use some product in their hair. What the hell? To be country now you have to look like you just walked out of the mountains for the first time?”

    For real. Are we supposed to ignore the fact that country music has typically embraced popular, often rather time-consuming hairstyles? I’m sorry, did Dolly and Reba and every famous person in the 90’s just not happen? Wasn’t everyone who combed their hair all slick in the 50’s (Webb Pierce, Cash, take your pick) just following a superficial trend, too?

  29. Dan Milliken
    July 23, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    For the record, I realize the point was not exclusively about hair. That’s just illustrative of a bigger point about “authenticity”, I guess.

  30. Jaime
    July 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    He is hot and the song is good.

  31. Lucas
    July 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I can vouch for Easton Corbin being country beforehand too, he’s not just a record label flunkie. I remember listening to his stuff on MySpace and GarageBand and thinking how he should be signed but never would be because he’s actual music, ha.

    He has more talent than this single shows even, trust me on that. Hopefully they let him put a hat back on, it’s a proven method.

  32. Ken Morton, Jr.
    July 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    “I’m not sure how anyone could criticize someone for not being country enough because they use some product in their hair. What the hell? To be country now you have to look like you just walked out of the mountains for the first time?”

    Jim, you’ve just uncovered Zac Brown’s secret!

  33. stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Jon, I suppose its alright for you to call people chuckleheads who dont agree with your opinion. If you think “mindless complaining” about mindless songs is below you then Im sorry. My complaint isnt about Easton Corbin, Ill give him the benefit of the doubt. Its about this drivel he’s FORCED to record by some empty suit. Who sits him down and says “we need a single to tell your story” and we have this song.
    and jon if you say you’ve written bio”s for artists thenyou, of all people, should know most of the stuff is stretching the truth at best.

  34. stewman
    July 23, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    And these “im more country than you” crap is mindless and insulting to the audience. And I cringe everytime i hear another one on the radio or tv

  35. Chris N.
    July 23, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I’ve written lots of bios. It is certainly a sales job to some degree, but I don’t recall having written anything I thought was dishonest.

  36. Matt B.
    July 24, 2009 at 12:02 am

    This single is actually titled “A Little More Country Than That.” I think it’s a great introduction and it’s been in regular rotation in my iPod for days now.

    Lucas, he doesn’t need to wear a 10 gallon hat. The clothes don’t make the man.

  37. idlewildsouth
    July 24, 2009 at 12:30 am

    And Matt, perhaps being on a label is precisely what showed him that.

  38. Rick
    July 24, 2009 at 2:04 am

    So Easton (I prefer the sound of “Corbin Easton” better myself) is being compared here to Joe Nichols, George Strait, and Alan Jackson! That’s mighty good company to keep but George and Alan are long established legacy artists and Joe Nichols doesn’t burn up the charts very often these days.

    Top 40 Airhead Country radio is far more interested if finding the next Darius Rucker or Jason Aldean these days than a sound alike singer with a traditional style, even if he does sound like a couple of country superstars. Now if his voice sounded like a young George Jones instead, country radio wouldn’t give him a second glance. Sadly I think crapola fluff like Fast Ryde’s “That Thang” will likely do better on radio than this single which at least has a little substance to it.

  39. stewman
    July 24, 2009 at 6:14 am

    To me he sounds like a mix of Craig Morgan and Luke Bryan

  40. Occasional Hope
    July 24, 2009 at 7:44 am

    I like his approach. His voice is pleasant but I’m not totally sold on him as a singer yet, based on this one track. I’m interested in hearing more from him.

  41. Jon
    July 24, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Stewman, it’s not your opinion of the song that merits “chucklehead” – everyone’s entitled to their opinion, and I haven’t said word one about that. It’s the persistent spouting off on things about which you evidently know nothing – like the artist, his bio, his bio writer and production decisions, to name a few – combined with the remarkable way in which you see fit to tell folks who actually know something about a piece of the business that they “should know” the opposite. “If you’re an astrophysicist then you, of all people, should know that the Earth is the center of the universe.” Sorry, but that’s chuckleheaded.

    Chris N.: “I’ve written lots of bios. It is certainly a sales job to some degree, but I don’t recall having written anything I thought was dishonest.”


  42. Stewman
    July 24, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Jon, im not looking to give my resume about what I have and havent done. Ive gigged and spent many meetings with record company folks and yes have written a few bios. That being said, you’re right I took it too far and made assupmtions about his bio and dont want to taint this guy as he’s starting out. (Not that my opinion matters). He seems like a decent vocalist if not super memorable (the material usually can dictate that). And I think that’s where my main gripe was..the material.
    Whether it be the “Im more country” stuff or the Long Trailer/Road Hammer macho guy stuff, its just marginal at best. And there are so many good writers and songs to choose from should that be the path you go.
    Yes I went too far and I do apologize for getting off track. Easton Corbin deserves better than that and I hope he can find success. Its a tough biz and I think this type of material can pigeon hole artists at an early juncture in their career.

  43. Jon
    July 24, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Fair enough, Stewman.

  44. Nicolas
    July 24, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    This song is great, I just listened to it and loved the production choices and the lyrics were quite interesting

    And I definitely agree that he sounds very much like George Strait

  45. ben
    July 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    i don’t listen to much country but i really like this song.

  46. Daman
    August 1, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I am the guy who held that “impromptu audition at a local music store” from his bio. This was 5 years ago. Easton walked in the store in Lake City, Florida to audition for a picking contest we did at the Suwannee River Jam annually. When he played The Claw by Jerry Reed I was in awe! After he played guitar he asked to sing a song and I told him it was a picking contest but he was welcome to sing in the store. I was totally blown away!!! His voice was so clean and pure. I asked him if he had any thing on tape or CD, he said yes and brought it by the next morning. It was the cut Eleven Roses by Hank Jr. he had recorded on a digital recorder with just guitar and vocals. I immediately called a friend of mine, Reese Wilson, who is a songwriter in Nashville with several # 1 hits to listen. Reese was struck in the same way as I was and called his connections in Nashville. We cut some demos at my house (which I still have) with some of Reese’s songs and away he went. Easton started making trips to Nashville to do demo cuts in the studio.(Not Universal) These are the ones originaly on My Space. I still the original demo he gave me and believe it or not he had a Haggard, Whitley, Travis voice style.
    Easton has country roots and his earlier recordings prove it.

  47. ELP
    August 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Daman, thank you for posting that little tidbit of information. For some reason a few folks who frequent this site seem to look for anything they can find to criticize young “up and coming” artist like Easton without knowing ANYTHING about them or where they come from.

    As I said in a previous post, you will not find a more genuine, down to earth person than Easton Corbin and I’m sure you’ll substaniate that since you’ve obviously spent quite a bit of time with him. Easton comes from a very modest background and has worked hard to get to this point. I find it difficult to believe that Easton will not make it big once folks get to know him and hear more of his material.

    Thanks for helping to confirm that Easton really does have talent. You know what they say, jealousy is terrible thing ;-)

  48. Daman
    August 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Your welcome ELF. I do know Easton very well and I also know his potential. He is getting rave reviews everywhere. I have a website eastoncorbin.net I have started with some of my reviews. Check it out when you can. I developed and hosted Easton’s website up until he signed with Universal and was asked to take it down. I intend to post some of my photos and maybe some of the original cuts I spoke of if things permit.
    Despite all remarks good or bad Easton ia a true country boy and has worked hard to get where he is now! I am living proof of that. Andy T.(Daman)

  49. Daman
    August 3, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    To clarify that was his .com web address I took down. Andy T.(AKA…Daman)

  50. kevin
    August 11, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    how old is he? I think he’s got one of the better voices in the business, and yes he does sound big time like Joe Nichols.

  51. ELP
    August 18, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Daman, I’ve seen the site and think you’ve done a good job with it. I think I’ve read most of what’s on the web about Easton and I try to keep up with it as content changes and more reviews and such are added. I appreciate you for devoting the time to Easton’s cause and I’m sure he apprecates it as well. I just purchased Easton’s EP release from the iTunes Store that was released today with four songs from the “yet to be released” album and they are all great songs. I really think his first single will continue to do well but to be honest, I think “Roll With It” will be an even bigger hit for him. With that said, the up tempo love song, “I Love The Way Love Looks” which Easton co-wrote will likely also to be a great hit for him. So far I haven’t heard a bad song from his debut album and I’m really looking forward to the release of the full version.

    Kevin, Easton is 27 years old. He’s a young guy that should be around for a long time. Even though he is young, he has a polished traditional sound that most new artist nowadays lack. Easton is the “real deal” and everyone will see that as time goes on.

  52. Jennifer
    August 27, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Hey ya’ll. Easton & his wife are my neighbors and he is the genuine article. He is a good ole country boy from Florida and I’m happy to hear his song is doing so well. He’s a real nice guy & I like his music. I hope he continues to do well!

    September 2, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Hey for Pete’s sake let’s give the guy a break!! After all, it’s his first single and..
    1)He did not write it
    2)He did not choose it (probably the balding ex LA ponytail guy in the suit did)
    3)It’s not overproduced, good voice, and He sings it with some honesty(at least to my ear)
    4)Hat vs No Hat..Bio full of BS or 100% Truth..Record Player, whatever..we can ping pong personal taste and opinions back and forth all day but the music buying public has the final say in the end. All the labels are after is sales so opinions like Jamie’s “He is hot and the song is good” are all they care about anyway…if it sells he stays, if not…well you know. Nuff said.

  54. Stormy Lewis
    September 2, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Where and how should I break him?

    September 23, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Where and how should I break him?

    “Oh Stormy..Bring Back that Sunny Day”
    …never mind you’re probably not old enough to remember that one.

  56. Eric Cox
    November 22, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Thanks for recording this song Easton. It sure is nice to hear real country music by a new artist on the radio again.

  57. Chris H
    December 5, 2009 at 8:58 am

    listen to “i cant love you back” by easton corbin.
    very heartfelt song. hits the soul.

  58. john belasky
    December 23, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    LMAO. Very few of u have any clue what country is especially the writer of this article. Ive never concluded someone to be such an idiot from one statement like “separates it from generic efforts like Justin Moore’s “Small Town USA.” Generic efforts? lol. I dont understand this statement when someone like me, who is country and is moved and relates to both of these songs. They are both great songs written and performed by good artist. I dont understand how someone can be a critic about something they will never understand.

  59. B Harp
    December 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    This guy sounds just like George. I heard the song for the first time today and the first thing I did was run to the computer to see if there was a new George Strait album. He might not look like a country singer but at least he sounds like the King of Broken Hearts.

  60. The Critic
    January 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I’m not really sure how to react right now to this song. The most unsetting thing about it is that I just can’t understand what it is that everyone means in the comparisons to George Strait vocally.

    I really liked the song the first time I heard it, but there is no Strait connection to me beyond the quality instrumentation. I can hear a Garth Brooks sound in his voice clearly, but only faintly Joe Nichols and much, much less Strait.

    Surprisingly, I found out about this song through my sister asking me about a possibly George Strait or Joe Nichols song by this name. When I couldn’t think of one, I looked it up and found Corbin. After reading the comments proclaiming him as such I was wholeheartedly expecting the next George Strait (or close facsimile), to start singing when I clicked play, but I was let down.

    I enjoy this song and haven’t been able to get it out of my head since I first heard it. The next great voice in country music, he is. The next George Strait, he ain’t.

    By the way, those who complain about the “I’m more country fight” are missing the point in relation to this song. Corbin seems to be defending the country way of “respect, honesty, and ideals” rather than proclaiming his country-ness. The fact that he is a part of the country way is more of an afterthought than the kind of proclamations that some are upset about.

    One last thing, if anyone can explain to me what it is about Corbin that lends to the connections to Strait vocally I sincerely would be interested in finding out.


  61. Killin' Time
    January 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Any George Strait or Garth Brooks fans out there, please listen to this song and tell me if you think it sound at all like him.
    I don’t think it does even if it is a good song.
    Let me know if you agree, he sounds more like brooks than Strait in voice and more like Strait in style.

  62. Ann Lee
    January 28, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    This guy has a great voice and even though the song is repetitive, it showcases his voice very well. It has a catchy tune and lyrics.

    As far as the hair, go to any small country town, and you will see people wearing their hair in the latest styles, and even dressing in the latest fashion. That is the impact of television on our society–and even country folks have a tv. Country doesn’t mean mountain man.

    Although I never knew Florida was considered country???

  63. Kaity
    February 22, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Okay. I just have to say that this song isn’t saying “I’m more country than you” like some of you are saying. It’s about being more country than that, which pretty much means he’s not looking for a one night stand or something, he’s a real gentleman and was raised with morals an discipline. I’m tired of people complaining about this over comments and if you actually paid attention to the song rather than sitting there judging him you would undertand the point he’s trying to make.

  64. Jane
    February 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    So Can some one please explain to me if this song I’m a little more country then that a heartbreak song?or a love song he is singing to some girl?the lyrics are throwing me off track someone explain!!!!please and thankyou!

  65. Ben Foster
    March 15, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    There are too many songs on the radio that scream “I’m so country,” when the production sounds like anything but. Easton Corbin delivers a pleasant surprise with this pleasant, laid-back, neotraditional ditty. Is this the beginning of another neotraditionalist movement? My fingers are crossed.

    @Jane – “A Little More Country Than That” is not a hearbreak song. In some way,s it is like a love song. The narrator is singing it to his lover, and his potential bride-to-be. But he’s mostly explaining to her what kind of person he is. No hearts are getting broken here.

  66. Tony
    March 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I don’t understand some of you folks. Trust me I understand the disdain that many have for the country music industry because I have it too. I’ve grown so disgusted with country radio and what they are calling country music these days that I hardly ever listen to the radio anymore. It’s because of that I heard “I’m A Little More Country Than That” for the first time only yesterday. I was awe struck, I sincerely really was. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I felt HOPE. That is what has lead me to seek out information on Easton Corbin. He does have a George Strait quality to his voice, what an awesome gift! He does also sound a little like Joe Nichols too but about an octave higher. I’ve listened to country music my whole life and those are the stories that narrate my life. The songs aren’t just for or about the people who write and sing them they are for all of us. If I wanted to I could sit down and explain my life through the music that I’ve listened to over the years and I have to tell you, this song would be in it. Some were complaining about the repetitiveness of the title but how many of us have been begging for music like this to return and have not been getting it? Maybe that’s what we needed was for someone to beat us over the head (as someone put it) and say, here it is, I’m giving it to you. I personally love everything about the song especially how simply it states its message. I immediately identified with the song and I thank God that there is now a song that I can use to explain how, I’m a little more country that that.

  67. Cris
    March 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Ditto above. Who the heck is Joe Nickoles?? Another flash in the pan? Tell me about George Strait, Earl Thomas Conley, Johnny Paycheck, The Hag, not some flash… Yes this song sounds country I just hope that after a year he can follow it up. Does anyone think that black dress song of Chris whatever has a familiar ring that I can’t place – I keep thinking Johnny Paycheck in some twisted way??

  68. Cris
    March 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    One more thing. As a matter of fact Country does imply honesty, loving your wife, standing by your word and your handshake. Yes urban is the opposite. That doesn’t mean that some old farmer can’t sometimes go back on his word or cheat on his wife but not usually.

  69. Stormy
    March 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Interestingly enough I just heard Mel Tillis’s Send Me Down to Tuscon today on KVET (woo!) and thought “Wow. They’d never get away with a song like that today.”

  70. Tony
    March 29, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I agree that there is a definite difference in the value system between rural and urban America but I don’t care to debate it, I just live it. I also have to say that Joe Nichols is no “flash in the pan” he’s good…and country. That’s probably why you haven’t heard him on the radio or you have and didn’t know it. Give him a listen.

  71. Annabelle
    April 15, 2010 at 9:51 am

    IMO we need more artists like Easton Corbin, Chris Young, etc, to bring back the “traditional” feel to country. There is way too much “modern” country from artists that don’t sound good “live”. I definitely have more artists I turn my radio off from these days. I heard a second song from Mr. Corbin today…I am a FAN!!! Keep singing and writing son, you DEFNITELY have a future in COUNTRY MUSIC!!!!Turn the other cheek to all the negative. :)

  72. shareshare
    April 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    annabelle is right. easton corbin and chris young are doing a fantasitc job at gonig back the the country most of us use to listen to. country is counrty, PLEASE try not to change it to country-pop or what eveer it is, leave it alone!

  73. Andy Temple (AKA DAMAN)
    April 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    To clarify the records…the posts I made above about Easton Corbin. My name is Andy Temple from Lake City, Florida. I go by the name DAMAN when posting in forums and articles. Thanks!

  74. edwin gonzalez
    April 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I’m Latino I like the song and the video reminds me of my youth

  75. Kadi
    July 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Jason Aldean is an awesome singer and there is nothing wrong with his songs or singing!!! So shut up!!

  76. rob
    August 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I know Easton personally and he hasn’t failed in any other genre simply because this is the only type of music he really likes and has ever made. He’s true to his roots and has been musically gifted from a young age. Its ridiculous how you guys can make assumptions about people the way you have here. Thank you for those that are true fans and lets hope he has much success in the future!!

  77. Ben Foster
    August 1, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I have no idea how Easton would sound as a pop or rock singer, but I will say that he makes a dang good country singer. He’s one of the best new artists I’ve heard in a long time. I’ve loved both of the singles he’s released, particularly “Roll with It.” I wish him only good things in his career.

  78. Marco
    August 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I don’t know where he came from or his past it’s none of my business but I can tell you this young man has a very bright futere in country music. Sounds like he will be the next KING GEORGE. I wish him the best.

  79. BAMBI
    September 21, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I would’ve wondered if this was a Strait song except for the lyrics. Mr. Strait doesn’t need to tell us he’s country– we know. Easton Corbin really doesn’t need to tell us in this song either. The laid back melody and his vocals are charming. I am eager to hear more from this new artist. I hope he is more than just a strait sound alike.

  80. Rach
    November 1, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I like Easton Corbin. He seems like a genuine guy. His music is great

  81. David
    November 10, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I sir, grew up In rural north Florida. Lake City was NYC vs. Trenton,
    Where Easton grew up. My uncle Bill Robert’s farm was across from Easton’s grandfathers. I can assure you that this guy is not from “centric” casting and he certainly is “a little more country than that”.

    Over the years I have grow tired of the all hat, all face, no talent world of Nashville. I found my solace in the music coming out of the Texas music scene. Easton’s 1st album has me thinking of coming back home again.

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