Easton had some incredible hits early in his career with songs like “A Little More Country Than That,” “All Over the Road,” and “Baby Be My Love Song.”
Although his last real radio hit came with 2017’s “A Girl Like You,” Easton has continued to put out some great, real-deal country music the past few years with songs like “Somebody’s Gotta Be Country,” and pretty much his entire 2020 EP Didn’t Miss a Beat.
And don’t even get me started on “Raising Humans,” a song about the relationship between a dog and his human that will leave grown ass men in a puddle of tears.
Well luckily Easton’s been releasing quite a bit of new music this year as he gears up for a new album set to come out later in 2022. And this latest one might be my favorite so far.
“Hey Merle” is a tribute to a couple of country music legends, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams, in the form of some questions that he still has for his heroes:
“Hey Hank, did you see the light at the end of that lost highway Hey Hank, on the other side do you still get a little sideways Nothing like a little hey good looking, to heal those lovesick blues We’re still out here honky tonkin’ all because of you”
And along with “Hey Merle,” Easton also dropped a re-release of “Somebody’s Gotta Be Country,” a song that flew under the radar when it was released in 2019.
I’ve been saying for a while that country music needs more Easton Corbin. So it’s nice that we’re finally getting some new music from this incredibly underrated guy – and that’s he’s sticking to his country as hell roots that made me a fan in the first place.