The Round Up Country Western Club may be one of the most-intimate venues Easton Corbin has visited in a while.
Corbin, who grew up in North Central Florida, will play the Davie bar 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost $20.
The 30-year-old Corbin grew up in Trenton and attended the nearby University of Florida, graduating with an agribusiness degree before moving to Nashville. He's had a pretty good run of hits for an up-and-comer, and has opened for Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley on their tours, which regularly draw crowds of 20,000 or more.
So this show will be a little different.
"When you're playing in a bar, you've got the run of your own deal," Corbin says on his website. "You can kind of manage time how you want to and play more of your stuff."
Corbin released his self-titled debut album in 2009, and it yielded two No. 1 hits, "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It." His fall 2012 album, "All Over the Road," produced the single "Lovin' You Is Fun," which last year rose to No. 7 on Billboard's country chart.
Corbin has been called this generation's George Strait, thanks to his phrasing, baritone vocals and breezy style. The comparison is just fine with Corbin.
"There are a lot of worse things to be compared to," he's said. "George is one of my heroes, definitely a guy to look up to."
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