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"A Little More Country Than That" could be read as a sly poke at the current state of country music, but Easton Corbin is no staunch traditionalist. The Florida native delivers original songwriting in a classic baritone drawl from the song's first line: "Imagine a dirt road full of potholes with a creek bank and some cane poles catching channel cat." One might not expect that to be the opening to a love song, yet Corbin's tune is about a man taking a chivalrous approach toward a woman. Playful guitars and a colorful fiddle complement an already inviting melody and vocal. With an equally strong debut album and an opener slot on Brad Paisley's summer tour, Corbin is poised to continue standing out in 2010. -Michael Menachem
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