Easton Corbin, fresh off the release of his self-titled debut album, already boasts a Top 10 single with his hit, 'A Little More Country Than That.' But it's another song from the disc, 'Leaving a Lonely Town,' that is earning the Florida native a lot of attention.

"I got invited to go out to Colorado to write with Mark D. Sanders and Carson Chamberlain," Easton explains to CMT. "Great writers, very talented folks. That was the last song we wrote out there. I was just looking for a song that George Jones would sing. It's got that feeling. That's what I wanted to go for. That kind of country music has always moved me. The sadder the song, the better for me. I don't know why. My three big ones are Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley and George Jones. Their voices and the songs are phenomenal."

Signed to his record deal only last year, Easton is already being compared to one of country music's biggest legends -- George Strait -- which suits the country singer just fine. "I have heard that a little bit," he admits. "People ask me how I feel about it. It's a great honor. It's really a great honor to be compared to that guy. He's a legend in the business, but like I always tell them, there will never be another George Strait, just like there will never be another Haggard. I just get out there and sing songs the way I sing them and record the songs that move me and that I can relate to."

Busy with a whirlwind radio tour to promote his new album, Easton will fulfill a life long dream when he makes his Grand Ole Opry debut this weekend.

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