Easton Corbin, "Easton Corbin"

Album Review

Taking a page from the George Strait playbook, country music newcomer Easton Corbin displays excellent song sense while offering an easygoing vocal style on his finely crafted self-titled debut album. The track "I Can't Love You Back" is a steel guitar-drenched ballad about the pain of lost love, while "Don't Ask Me About a Woman" is an engaging tune where a young man seeks wisdom from his granddad about the fairer sex. Rory Feek, Wynn Varble and Mark D. Sanders are among the top Nashville tunesmiths who contributed to the collection, and Corbin co-wrote three of the songs, including the upbeat 'The Way Love Looks." The lead single, "A Little More Country Than That," has already hit the charts. Somewhere up there in hillbilly heaven, Keith Whitley is miling down as his legacy continues to affect new generations.