Easton Corbin Named Billboard's Top New Country Artist
Easton Corbin has been named Billboard's Top New Country Artist of 2010 in The Year in Music 2010 issue, which is on newsstands now.
In addition, his self-titled, debut album was named Country Breakthrough Album of the Year by iTunes.
Expressing his excitement, Easton shares, " I am pretty floored to hear that. It's been a great, great year. Of course, I never expected to receive all of this."
Grateful for everyone's support, he adds, "Everybody has been so good to me, especially the fans. It's because of those guys and country radio that i'm where I am. We just put out the music that we love and hope we're accepted by the fans or country radio. It's such an honor to be named to these lists by such iconic institutions as Billboard and iTunes.
Billboard also named Easton's #1 hit "Roll With It" the #6 Hot Country Song of the Year, while his debut #1 single, "A Little More Country Than That," was ranked at #9.
Corbin is the first male artists in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach the top of the charts.
Along with climbing high on country charts, "Roll With It" was named the song that best represents the state of mind of America's mayors, based on a survey of mayors commissioned by Reader's Digest called "We Hear You America."
Regarding the results, Corbin said, " I'm honored that the mayors related to 'Roll With It' and felt that it helped them through a time when they're facing such difficult decisions."