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Corbin performs for East Central FFA

Corbin performs for East Central FFA
PASCALLE BIPPERT/Contributor Easton Corbin performs for the East Central FFA Oct. 25, while promoting the “Year of the Farmer.”

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Country music artist and former FFA member Easton Corbin celebrated the “Year of the Farmer” with East Central FFA Oct. 25 at East Central High School in San Antonio.

Corbin’s back-to-back hits, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” made him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. That same year, the Gilchrist County, Fla., native won all of the Breakthrough Artist awards at the American Country Awards. Billboard named Corbin as the Top New Country Artist of 2010. Easton’s current single, “All Over The Road,” is in the Top 5 on the country airplay charts and is from his current album by the same name.

The private event for local FFA chapters is part of a yearlong “Year of the Farmer” initiative aimed at bringing national attention to the significance of the American farmer launched by Chrysler Group’s Ram Truck brand following its much-talked-about Super Bowl video, based on Paul Harvey’s “So God Made A Farmer” speech given at the 1978 National FFA Convention.

Following the airing of its two-minute “Farmer” video during the Super Bowl XLVII broadcast in February, the Ram Truck brand declared 2013 the “Year of the Farmer.” The Ram Truck brand pledged to donate up to $1 million to FFA for views of the “Farmer” video on the brand’s website. It took less than a week to reach the 10 million view milestone equating to the $1 million donation.

As a former FFA member, Corbin cares passionately about the FFA organization and its mission and has committed to visiting and performing for FFA members in 12 cities along his fall/winter tour route.

Corbin is partnering with the Ram Truck brand to thank the hard-working and dedicated FFA members for all they do to further the notion that there’s a “farmer in all of us,” and that all of us have a role in reducing hunger issues in America.

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