“A Girl Like You” – Easton Corbin
Easton Corbin is following-up a couple of chart duds with a fresh new single off a to be released fourth studio album.
“A Girl Like You” is a fun tune that follow’s your typical storyline of a guy reeling in the wonder of how he’s landed his one-of-a-kind perfect woman. With bro-country references like ‘long tan legs’ and ‘cutoff jeans,’ Corbin reassures us that he too has “heard them all at least a time or two,” but there still “ain’t none ’bout a girl like you.”
This is the most exciting release we’ve seen from Corbin since his debut album, which spawned two No. 1 hits. (“A Little More Country Than That,” and “Roll With It.”) If the song charts in the top 20, it’ll be the first time Corbin’s charted that high since his 2014 single, “Baby Be My Love Song.”
I can’t seem to judge which direction Easton Corbin’s career is heading. I formerly, like many folks, thought of him as the next generation George Strait. Sure, he’s still got some time ahead to turn things around. (Although Strait consistently charted within the top 10 throughout his entire career.) I will say Corbin is doing fairly well considering his six top 20 singles since his 2009 debut. It’s near impossible to achieve a career like ‘King George.’
Perhaps Corbin is looking to have more of a “laid-back” career, like Josh Turner and Billy Currington. Aritsts like these are fairly consistent on country radio throughout the years. They don’t churn out hits as often as folks like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, and Blake Shelton. But, when they do have a hit, it’s something that’ll linger in rotation for awhile.
From the sounds of this song, Corbin has matured a little further and it could be enough to send him on a warpath up the charts. Hopefully his album is a reflection of this song. If it sticks, he could be sitting on gold with this one.