Easton Corbin will play Big Stars, Bright Nights show
With what American Songwriter says is "one of those rare, glorious voices that was made just made for singing country music," Easton Corbin is the real deal.
The American Country Awards breakthrough artist, who won three ACA awards in 2010, will bring his solid hooks, lyrics and guitar-driven outpouring of neo-traditional country tunes to the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series on Thursday, July 23.
He will play Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater in support of his newly released album, "About to Get Real."
Guitar prodigy Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown will open the show.
USA Today said Corbin’s music is a "throwback with an easygoing, old-school style" and that he "performs honest tunes with understated delivery."
His hit singles, "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It," thrust the young star into a beyond-the-honky-tonk spotlight in 2009, making him the first solo male artist in 17 years to have his first two singles go No. 1.
Corbin carefully infuses his music with modern artistry, and his shows with humor. His skillful blend of old and new creates a timeless sound that appeals to both party-minded fans and country purists.
His self-titled chart-topping debut album was released in 2010 and his 2012 sophomore effort, "All Over the Road," featured two Top 10 singles — "Lovin’ You Is Fun" and the title track.
"About to Get Real" features 12 tracks of his textured vocals and a maturing, traditional-meets-contemporary style.
"Easton Corbin is authentic country and fresh artist in a genuine, good guy package," says Park City Institute Executive Director Teri Orr. "This is a hardworking every-man’s man, whose music speaks to all ages and stages and he never fails to deliver a show that thoroughly entertains."
Show opener Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown play unbridled, blues-inflected rock. Guitar World said "Some have called [Bryant] a future guitar god and with good reason."
Before the age of 21, Bryant received the Robert Johnson Foundation’s New Generation Award, was hand-picked by Eric Clapton to play his Crossroads Festival and opened for Jeff Beck’s tour in 2011.
He’s contributed to the Guitar Hero 5 video game and the score for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
The Shakedown includes Caleb Crosby (drums), Noah Denney (bass) and Graham Whitford, the son of Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford (guitar).
The Park City Institute’s St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series will present country singer Easton Corbin at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphitheater on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. The concert will open with Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $75 and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bigstarsbrightnightsconcerts.org .
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