Easton Corbin Receives Three ACM Nominations
Easton Corbin has received three nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The country recording artist is up for Top New Solo Vocalist as well as Single and Song of the Year for his debut No. 1 hit, "A Little More Country Than That."
"The Academy of Country Music Awards are iconic because they are such an institution," Easton says. "I've watched the ACMs since I was a kid. It's such an honor to be part of that. The nominations are confirmation from the people that you work with, and also the fans, because the new artist category is fan-voted."
Thrilled about the nods, Easton goes on to say, "This is a dream come true. This is something I've wanted all my life. To be able to do this for a living and have people like it, I couldn't ask for any better. I am so blessed."
These are Easton's first ACM nominations, but with a total of now 13 country music award nominations in the past six months, he's getting used to being an award nominee.
"I would say for any artist, being nominated for anything is an honor, but especially being a new artist with a total of 13, and especially these three, what else can you ask for?" he says. "As they say, just being nominated is an honor, whether you win anything or not."
The country singer received seven nominations at the American Country Awards in December, where he won awards in every breakthrough artist category - Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, as well as Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist and Music Video: Breakthrough Artist for "A Little More Country Than That."
At November's Country Music Association Awards, he received nominations for Best New Artist, and Single and Song of the Year for the same hit.
"At this point in my career, "A Little More Country Than That" has been a career song for me," he says of the song written by Rory Feek, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble. "I feel like it's something I will always be recognized for because it did so well."