Easton Corbin’s First Time on the Radio Was ‘Perfect Timing’
Easton Corbin wanted to be a country singer since he was a rugrat: "One of my earliest memories is from when I was three or four. I was sitting between my parents in the car, and a song came on the radio; It was Mel McDaniel's "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On,"" Corbin recalls. "I began using the gearshift as my microphone."
These days, Corbin is used to hearing himself on the radio, rather than singing along to it. Below, he recalls to The Boot what it was like to hear himself on the radio for the very first time.
We were doing an appearance at a Gainesville, Fla., radio station; that was August or Sept. of '09. This is the first official time I can remember hearing ["A Little More Country Than That"].
We had just got through doing a little radio show down there in Gainesville for 93.7, and it was just me -- it was kind of like a hometown gig ... I'm from Trenton, Fla., about 35 miles west. Gainesville is the big radio station, so they had me come in there and do something kind of like for the hometown crowd. We did an acoustic show.
So after that was over, I was going to stay home for a few days with my folks. I got in the truck with my brother-in-law and my sister-in-law, and, I mean, right after the gig, sure enough, my song came on; in fact, it was the minute they cranked up the truck to leave the venue parking lot, that's when it came on -- perfect timing.
I felt great. I thought, "I'm actually getting heard on the radio!" That's a dream come true! It was one of those moments when you sit back and say, "Wow!"
This story was originally written by Pat Gallagher, and revised by Angela Stefano.