Easton Corbin in Concert at Stoney's Rockin' Rodeo
Stoney's Rockin' Rodeo Sacramento, CA
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Easton Corbin in Concert at Stoney's Rockin' Rodeo
Nashville Country Artist Easton Corbin in concert singing his hits including "Roll with It" and "I'm a Little More Country Than That" at Stoney's Tuesday April 26th. Doors 630PM. The Buck Ford Pure Country Band and The Brodie Stewart Band open the show.
Ticket Options Available: $35 General Admission Ticket $59 Event Ticket, Reserved Seat & Dinner $99 Event Ticket, Reserved Seat, Dinner & VIP Meet n Greet with Easton Corbin.
NOTE: Reserved Seat Packages are only available online and quantities are limited. General admission tickets are available online or at Stoney's.
Dinner is served between 630-830PM and includes your choice of: 1. Asian Marinated Ribeye Steak - served with garlic mashed red potatoes & peppered zucchini 2. Jumbo Shrimp Scampi - served with wild rice pilaf & peppered zucchini 3. Garlic Chicken - served with garlic mashed red potatoes & peppered zucchini
Reserved Seats: The reserved seats are at tables around our dance floor or seats along our dance floor railing. You will have your seat reserved during the entire event and so you can arrive when you wish, however, we suggest dining between 630-830PM.
Doors to our back bar open at 630PM. Our front bar is open all day.
During the hours of 630-830PM we will have this menu available (for General Admission guests): 1. Asian Marinated Ribeye Steak Full Dinner $20 2. Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Full Dinner $20 3. Garlic Chicken Full Dinner $15 4. Basket of Chicken Strips & Fries & Dipping Sauces $9
AFTER 830PM, we will offer a full concert menu including our famous burgers and quesadillas.
Stoney's Rockin' Rodeo www.stoneyinn.net 1320 Del Paso Blvd (between Arden and Highway 160) 916 927-6023 Club Direct
for questions you may contact: Kevin 916 402-2407 or Barbara 925 858-7849
Check out our upcoming concert calendar - 2011 shows booked so far include Terri Clark (4/3) Mark Wills (4/17) Blaine Larsen (5/12) Ty Herndon (5/16) Collin Raye (6/9) Jason Michael Carroll(7/26) and Mark Chesnutt (9/15)
Easton Corbin http://www.eastoncorbin.com Biography: Easton Corbin knew he wanted to be a country singer well before he learned how to play guitar.
"One of my earliest memories is from when I was three or four," he remembers. "I was sitting between my parents in the car and a song came on the radioit was Mel McDaniel's 'Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On'. I began using the gearshift as my microphone. The desire has always been there."
Born and raised in rural Gilchrist County, Fla., Easton spent much of his time on his grandparent's cattle farm after his parents divorced when he was young. "I lived a mile from the Suwannee River," he says. "I grew up fishing on it and I loved to work on the farm. Every weekend, that's where I'd be."
A member of FFA and 4-H, Easton showed cattle at the local livestock fair. Growing up the smallest county in the state on farmland nestled between two small towns had its advantages. "It's a close community," he says. "Everybody knows everybody.
"There's no Walmart there," he says. "There was a Hardee's, but it closed. That was the only franchise fast food place in the county. Trenton has a red light; Bell has a blinking light. It's a great place."
While no one in his family played a musical instrument, music was a big part of his upbringing. "My grandparents liked to watch the Opry," Easton remembers. "We'd start Saturday night off with 'Hee Haw' and then 'Opry Backstage' and then 'Opry Live'."
It was also at his grandparent's house that he discovered a record player and his father and aunts' left-behind records in a front room. "I'd go in there and play those records for hours," he says.
When Easton was 15 years old he began taking guitar lessons from Pee Wee Melton, a local musician who had at one time played on sessions in Nashville. "He was a great mentor," Easton says. "He was a great player and a great teacher. He was a really big influence on me."
Every day when he got home from school, Easton would practice guitar for hours, sometimes until his fingers were raw, then help his grandfather around the farm.
Encouraged by Melton, Easton began playing lead guitar in a local band. "I'd always wanted to play and sing, but up until that time I never really did do it in public," he says. "We'd play school functions and parties. We were too young to play bars, but we played everything else."
An impromptu audition at a local music store led to a slot on the Suwannee River Jam, a nearby festival that attracts thousands of people and national touring acts. "It was just me and a guitar in front of a 40-acre field full of people," Easton remembers. "It was great."
Soon he was opening for other national acts when they played the area, including Janie Fricke and Mel McDaniel, the man whose song Easton had performed in the car years earlier.
After earning a business degree through the College of Agriculture at the University of Florida, Easton took two important steps. "My wife, Brinn, and I got married on September 2, 2006, and on October 14 we moved to Nashville," he says. "I always knew I wanted to move up here. There was never any question about it. I didn't want to wake up one day and wish I would have tried it, but I had to get my education first so I had something to fall back on."
Easton, who had been making regular trips to Nashville to perform at writer's nights, took a day job at a local Ace Hardware and his wife found a job at a doctor's office.
When a distant cousin, also a professor of music management at the University of Montana, heard Easton's music, he asked if he could send it to some of his Nashville contacts. Among those who were impressed by Easton's music was booking agent James Yelich, who asked if he could hear him play in person. Easton, eager for a shot to pursue his dream, quickly agreed.
Also at the meeting was Joe Fisher, who had recently joined Universal Music Group Nashville as Senior Director of A&R. The two men were blown away and Fisher quickly signed him to the label.
Easton, whose musical influences include George Jones, Merle Haggard, George Strait and Keith Whitley, found a kindred spirit in producer Carson Chamberlain, who years earlier had toured with Whitley as his steel guitar player and bandleader. "We really hit it off," Easton says. "I love traditional music and he does too. I knew he was the producer for me."
The two men began working in earnest. "We worked our butts off trying to find the right songs," Easton says. The result is an over-the-top album that includes cuts from Nashville's top songwriters, including Mark D. Sanders, Wynn Varble, Tony Lane and David Lee, among others.
First single, "A Little More Country Than That," which was written by Rory Feek, Don Poythress and Varble, paints a picture of rural life that speaks to Easton's small town sensibilities. "Even though I didn't write it, this song identifies who I am," he says. "It shows character and that's important where I'm from. You learn to say 'yes, ma'am' and 'no, sir,' and to open the door for the ladies."
Among the songs included on the album are three Easton co-wrote with Chamberlain and Sanders during a trip to Colorado. "When I came to Nashville I realized how important it was to write songs," Easton says. "The opportunity to sit in a room with experienced songwriters and learn their craft has helped me become a better writer.
"I'm still working and developing as a writer, but I was fortunate enough to get some songs on the album," Easton says, perhaps more humble than he needs to be.
"The Way Love Looks," which Easton co-wrote with Chamberlain and Sanders, is a love song pure and simple. "It's just a fun upbeat song," Easton says. "I love the line 'when you beg and plead to go fishing with me and I have to bait your hook,' because that's what happens when I take my wife fishing."
Tony Lane, David Lee and Johnny Park wrote "Roll With It," which speaks to the important things in life like sunsets and pick-up trucks. "I love that one," Easton says. "I can imagine listening to it just floatin' down the river on the boat on a Saturday."
The tender "I Can't Love You Back," written by Chamberlain, Clint Daniels and Jeff Hyde, has a universal message of loss. "It can mean different things for different people," Easton says. "She could have died, she could have left himpeople can interpret it the way they feel."
Now that his life long dream is upon him, Easton says he's ready. "I just want to make great country music," he says. "Just the opportunity to play music for a living is a great thing. I'm just thankful to have the opportunity to do what I'm doing now."
Opening Bands: The Buck Ford Pure Counry Band (http://www.buckford.com/ ) and The Brodie Stewart Band (http://www.topcountrymusicvideos.com/brodie-stewart-band-fine-lookin-country-girl/)
Stoney's Rockin' Rodeo
1320 Del Paso Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816