[lastfm]Easton Corbin[/lastfm]’s “Roll With It” sits at #1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Singles charts this week. He knocks [lastfm]Josh Turner[/lastfm]’s “All Over Me” out of the top spot.
The feat marks two consecutive #1 singles off [lastfm]Easton Corbin[/lastfm]’s self-titled, debut album. His first song to go to the top of the country charts was “A Little More Country Than That.” Easton was the first solo male artist since [lastfm]Dierks Bentley[/lastfm] to have his debut go #1, and now he’s followed it up with another chart-topper.
[lastfm]Easton Corbin[/lastfm] sure is having a big week! In addition to achieving his second consecutive #1 tune on the country charts this week with “Roll With It,” Easton ties for the most nominations at the American Country Awards with seven nods. Corbin is nominated for Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, as well as Single of the Year, Single of the Year: Male, Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, Music Video of the Year, Music Video: Male and Music Video: Breakthrough Artist for his #1 hit, “A Little More Country Than That.” Easton shares, “It’s pretty overwhelming. To be a new artist, you don’t expect to get one or two, much less seven.” The song is written by [lastfm]Rory Feek [/lastfm](of [lastfm]Joey + Rory[/lastfm]), Don Poythress and Wynn Varble. Corbin knew that the tune was a perfect match for him, though. He reveals, “When I first heard that song, it really struck a chord with me because it’s describing who I am and where I come from. Even though they didn’t write it for me, it seems like they did. I knew it was a good song and that it fit me.” Easton adds, “I hoped it would be a hit song, but I wasn’t sure about that. I thought that it would be a great debut single because it described who I was and gave the audience a chance to get to know me better.”
Corbin actually found out about his nominations from an email that his publicist sent while he was on his bus traveling to a show. He admits, “I counted every one of them. I told one of my bandmates, ‘Let me read these off. Count these on your fingers.’ It was funny. I was sure I wasn’t reading it right.” The fan-voted award show will air live on Fox on December 6.