According to a blog entry on Deer & Deer Hunting from Feb 2010, rising country star Easton Corbin loves to deer hunt.
As a fellow deer hunter myself I love finding out that my favorite country artists are into deer hunting as well. I love hearing the stories about their adventures in the woods and field. Country stars also get the chance to hunt on the popular TV shows with some of my favorite hunters. On these shows the stars usually take some great bucks – in this case whitetail bucks.
I love seeing country stars harvest great deer, but there always seems to be a favorite moment in each TV show is when the stars sit down by a fire, grab a guitar, and start strumming. There is nothing that better exemplifies the country music life than guys and gals around the campfire at a hunting camp singing classic country songs from George Jones, George Strait, and Randy Travis.
So newcomer Easton Corbin apparently has some interest in deer hunting and that is great. Many think that Easton is the new George Strait. I remember what Sammy Kershaw always said about being compared to the legend George Jones.
Sammy said, “If I played baseball and someone compared me to Micky Mantle it sure wouldn’t hurt my feelings.”
I’m sure being compared to George Strait doesn’t hurt Easton’s feelings.
I think he’s on the way to finding his own stardom in country music. He has a great knack for picking songs as evidenced by his debut #1 hit. And now he’s also a deer hunter. Another plus.
Check it out…
Corbin, who gained critical acclaim with his hit “A Little More Country than That,” cited his rural background as part of the reason he took to the outdoor sports.
“I lived a mile from the Suwannee River,” he said in a release to Deer & Deer Hunting. “I grew up fishing on it and I loved to work on the farm. Every weekend, that’s where I’d be.”
This is great. As a country fan, I want to see country stars out in their natural life singing about the things they normally do. In Easton’s debut video for A Little More Country Than Thathe’s riding around in his pickup. He hauls some wood around and makes a bonfire down by the private lake. He has a little get together with friends. He’s out in the country living the country life.
When an artist is truly genuine in their music it makes them that much more appealing to fans in the long-term.
Easton Corbin – A Little More Country Than That