Easton Corbin’s debut album is great. His second single Roll With It is getting strong reviews. It’s climbing the charts and seems to be his second hit single after his first A Little More Country Than That made it all the way to number one. And you know you’re hitting the big time when the top country group is doing remakes of your song (See: A Little More Preppy Than That).
Easton Corbin is definitely a rising star. The thing that first caught my attention as I was listening to his album was the song Let Alone You. I knew I had heard it before. It took me a few minutes to remember that Blaine Larsen recorded Let Alone You for his album Rockin’ You Tonight.
It’s very common for artists to record songs that have already been included on other albums. Mark Chesnutt had recorded a version of Friends In Low Places for his debut album, but it was Garth Brooks‘ version that became a huge hit. On the same album, Chesnutt recorded and released Brother Jukebox – a huge hit for Chesnutt. That song was recorded by Keith Whitley just a year or so before (and released after his death). Another example is the song What Hurts The Most. Mark Wills recorded it for an album in 2003. Two years later the song became a huge hit for Rascal Flatts.
Let Alone You is a great song and deserving of a spot on both of the great albums.
I’m struggling to determine the version I like best. I love Blaine’s version, but I love Easton’s as well.
Tell me what you think…
Listen to the song on Easton’s MySpace – Easton Corbin – Album – MySpace
Listen to Blaine’s version too – Blaine Larsen -Rockin’ You Tonight – MySpace