Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1982 Easton Corbin was born in Trenton, Florida?

It's true! He was a 2011 Academy of Country Music nominee for Top New Solo Vocalist, and netted such traditionally influenced hits as "A Little More Country Than That," "Roll With It" and "Lovin' You Is Fun".

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Easton Corbin.

  • He lived on his grandparents' farm in Florida after his parents' divorce, and was introduced to country music-themed television programs such as Hee Haw.
  • After taking guitar lessons from session musician Pee Wee Melton at age fourteen, he joined a band, which won an opening slot at a music festival, followed by opening slots for Janie Fricke and Mel McDaniel.
  • He attended the University of Florida's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and earned an agribusiness degree, before marrying his wife, Briann, on September 2, 2006.
  • He worked at an Ace Hardware store and performed at writers' nights when he first moved to Nashville.
  • He mentioned that he is no longer married on The Bobby Bones Show on September 3, 2013.