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John Corbett Delivers on “Leaving Nothin’ Behind”

John Corbett

No one has to tell John Corbett that Hollywood stars moonlighting as musicians don’t always get taken seriously. He’s already faced crowds full of skeptics wearing expectant looks that silently challenge, “All right, actor boy, show us what you’ve got.”

But Corbett’s never had a problem doing just that, onstage with his band or on radio airwaves. His self-titled debut album, released in 2006, climbed to No. 42 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, surprising even the guy who rose to fame as Cicely, Alaska’s resident radio deejay on the “Northern Exposure” TV series (and made women swoon in “Sex and the City” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”).

With his new album, Leaving Nothin’ Behind, on his own Funbone Records label, Corbett confirms what fans of John Corbett quickly recognized: He was never just moonlighting in the first place. Growing up in the shadow of Wheeling, W.Va.’s famed Capitol Music Hall, just a few miles from where Brad Paisley was raised, music was always Corbett’s first love. He’s been playing since he can remember.

“I never for a second dreamed that I could make a living making music, except probably when I was a freshman in high school and would daydream about what it would be like to be in Kiss or Styx or something,” he admits, laughing. “But I always had a guitar with me.”

Ask Corbett what he does to dispel preconceived actor-dabbling-in-music notions, and he answers,

“I don’t do anything. I play the show. I already win the battle when I come out onstage, if they haven’t seen us before, because they have such low expectations.” Laughing, he adds, “We’re pretty good; we put on a pretty good live show.”

“I want them to put on the marquee, ‘From ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding.’ I want as many people in those shows as I can get. I don’t care how they get in there,” he says, laughing again.

When they hear Leaving Nothin’ Behind, it won’t be a hard sell.

You can follow John online at:
Facebook: JohnCorbettMusic
Twitter: @RealJohnCorbett

Click Read More to find out if John is coming to a city near you.

Tour Dates:

February 21 – Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY
February 22 – Stage One, Fairfield, CT
February 23 – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
February 24 – Sellersville Theater 1894, Sellersville, PA
February 26 – Iron Horse, Northhampton, MA
February 27 – B.B. King’s, New York, NY
February 28 – Ramshead, Annapolis, MD
March 1 – Hill Country BBQ, Washington DC
March 9 – Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC
March 3 – Whiskey Bent Saloon, Nashville, TN
March 5 – Tin Roof, Louisville, KY
March 6 – Tin Roof, Lexington, KY
March 7 – Tin Roof, Knoxville, TN
March 8 – Tin Roof, Columbia, SC
March 9 – Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC
March 11 – Visulite, Charlotte, NC
March 14 – Superfly’s Lone Star Music Emporium, San Marcos, TX (in store performance)
March 15 – Lone Star Music Magazine SXSW Party, Austin, TX
March 17 – Hot Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Hot Springs, AR
April 4 – Powerhouse Pub, Folsom, CA
July 6 – Heritage Park, Junction City, KS

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