Since 2005, Aldean has recorded for Broken Bow Records, an independent record label for which he has released four albums and twelve singles. His 2005 self-titled debut and 2009 album Wide Open are both certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), while 2007's Relentless is certified gold. Of his singles, five have reached the number one position on the Hot Country Songs charts: "Why", "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor", "The Truth", and "Don't You Wanna Stay" (a duet with Kelly Clarkson), and six more have reached top ten on the same chart.His video of "Hicktown" has had almost 5 million views on YouTube, which puts him almost in the same ballpark as the traffic here at the Cumberland Post. Almost, but not quite. Well, he's young, and he'll eventually get there.
Easton Corbin. Country Weekly says his name sounds like a corporation. And it does, maybe a giant agribusiness group of some kind. Truth is, Corbin, 27, really does have a degree in agribusiness from the University of Florida. But he's not using that degree too much these days. He struck paydirt with his first single, "A Little More Country Than That." The debut song went to #1 in April of lat year, the first time a male country singer's debut single has done that since Dierks Bentley's "What Was I Thinkin'" back in 2003.