Big Voice, A Lit­tle Coun­try Wows The Crowd At Fair

The Oakdale Leader - - FRONT PAGE - By TERESA HAM­MOND tham­mond@oak­dale­leader.com

He left the venue filled with fans stand­ing and want­ing more, as Eas­ton Corbin packed the house of the Bud Light Va­ri­ety Free Stage at the Stanis­laus County Fair on Fri­day night, July 20. Ap­prox­i­mately 2500 fans en­dured the heat and took in the sun­set sky for the op­por­tu­nity to hear the coun­try artist per­form.

The pop­u­lar singer did not dis­ap­point, play­ing his set for close to an hour and a half, to the de­light of an au­di­ence rang­ing in age from young tweens to con­cert veter­ans.

Corbin and his band­mates were en­gag­ing, fun and proved ready for a down home party at the County Fair­grounds in Tur­lock. The en­ter­tainer played a num­ber of his pop­u­lar hits in­clud­ing his chart top­pers, “Roll With It,” “Lovin You is Fun” and “Baby Be My Love Song.”

Af­ter warm­ing up the crowd with a few songs, the singer ad­dressed the crowd cu­ing them on the sim­plic­ity of the next song and en­cour­ag­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion.

“It’s as sim­ple as Y-U-P,” he said to the Tur­lock crowd. “Can you help me with that Tur­lock?”

A re­sound­ing “Yup!” was heard back from the crowd.

“You sure are fun. We may do this all night Tur­lock,” he teased as he treated the au­di­ence to his ren­di­tion of the Kenny Ch­es­ney hit, “She Thinks My Trac­tor’s Sexy.”

Prov­ing a con­nec­tion to the au­di­ence and coun­try roots, the Tren­ton, Florida na­tive shared his ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the County Fair and his con­nec­tion with 4-H and “grow­ing up coun­try.”

Hav­ing a lit­tle more fun with the band and the au­di­ence, a circa 1980’s rap song be­gan to be strummed by his bass gui­tar player. Turn­ing the mic back to Corbin, the lead singer en­gaged with the au­di­ence once again ask­ing, “You want to hear my rap song?”

As the au­di­ence cheered, Corbin raised his gui­tar and led right into his first num­ber one hit from 2010: “A Lit­tle More Coun­try Than That.”

The crowd pleaser con­tin­ues his 2018 Tour be­yond the Stanis­laus County Fair. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion visit www. eas­t­oncorbin.com.

The 2018 edi­tion of the Stanis­laus County Fair wrapped up its suc­cess­ful 10-day run on Sun­day, July 22.

TERESA HAM­MOND/ THE LEADER

Play­ing to the au­di­ence and winning over the hearts of those on hand for the con­cert, Eas­ton Corbin’s gui­tarists gave a good show to the crowd of close to 2,500 on Fri­day, July 20 at the Stanis­laus County Fair.

TERESA HAM­MOND/THE LEADER

Coun­try mu­sic artist Eas­ton Corbin de­lighted coun­try fans on the Bud Light Va­ri­ety Free Stage for close to an hour and a half at the Stanis­laus County Fair on July 20.

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