Easton Corbin’s CD a Hot Commodity in His Hometown
Easton Corbin's family had a problem last week when the self-titled debut CD was released. But it was a good problem to have. According to the Citrus County Chronicle, when the family went to buy copies of Easton's album in their hometown Wal-mart in Chiefland, Fla., the 30 allocated to that store were gone by 7 a.m.
Easton's friends and family had to call around to stores in the Gainesville area to try and find the album, which sold 43,000 copies in its first week of release. His father Dan tells the Chronicle they've been inundated with calls from friends trying to get their hands on a copy of the hot debut.
"It's crazy ... everybody's been calling to say they can't even get it," says Dan. "They only had 30 go to Wal-Mart and a lot of stores only got five to 10. I went to iTunes and downloaded it and pre-ordered the CD through Wal-Mart and everybody's been calling because they can't get it and they're disappointed!"
Dan first started Easton on guitar lessons as a way to spend more time with his son, who was three when he and his wife divorced. The lessons obviously paid off. "I'd pick him up from school and he would take a lesson. After the first week I didn't think he was interested. So I told him, 'You don't need to be doing this just because I signed you up for it.' He said, 'Dad, I'll try another week,' and said, 'I think I'll like this,' and we just kept it going."
Dan says the family is definitely planning to be on hand when Easton plays the Grand Ole Opry later this month.