Ray LaMontagne at Ascend Amphitheater Tickets: $31.95, 54.95, 79.95
Ask Easton Corbin why he titled his new album, All Over the Road, and he’ll tell you it’s because that is exactly where he’s been. Literally—from radio tours to opening for the biggest acts in country music, he’s crisscrossed the map these past two years. But you won’t find this crooner complaining. In fact, he seems perfectly at ease with the release of his sophomore album, which came out in September and features a number of top-tier songwriters. It’s already being touted as one of the most captivating, classic country albums to have surfaced in awhile. So does more experience bring more confidence for this budding star? “I want to continue to make and deliver music that's true to me,” he says.
The crooner says he puts charity work at the top of his to-do list. He just spent the last few months driving a truck that will be auctioned off for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which honors and supports our military heroes. It’s a cause that’s close to his heart. He says he relates to it because it “sends the right message” to both his fans and our nation’s protectors. He’ll also join several other top artists on stage on December 29 to raise money at the highly anticipated Ram Jam 2012.