Easton Corbin heats up FPS17

Slideshow: Straight from the corn field, Easton Corbin played to a welcoming crowd of concert-goers following last Wednesday’s Farm Progress Show.

What do you get when you combine a crowd of Farm Progress Show visitors with a good country concert, a corn field and a beautiful evening? A pretty great night, for sure.

Country singer Easton Corbin played to an enthusiastic crowd August 30, following  a full slate of events and exhibits at the Farm Progress Show. Sponsored by Ram Trucks, the concert was held in the same area as their Ride & Drive experience. Reportedly, those who came by and test-drove a Ram truck on Wednesday got VIP passes for a front-row seat at that evening’s concert.

“Ram came to us at the last minute with this concert,” says Matt Coniglio, director of strategic accounts for Farm Progress. “The concert was to celebrate the launch of the Harvest edition of the Ram truck, which was announced at the show.” Truly, the concert came together in just over 10 days, but for good reason.

“Ram wanted to do this to show this audience how much they appreciate the farm and ranch audience,” Coniglio adds. “It was a special gift to this audience and the Decatur community, to show how much they value them.”

Corbin, who has two number one singles and debuted his first album in 2010, grew up with agricultural roots in Florida. He was an FFA member, showed cattle and participated in livestock crop judging contests. Corbin got an agricultural degree from the University of Florida before pursuing his music career.

Corbin shared some of his background with the crowd during the concert, adding that the playing in corn field felt just right. “The crowd was awesome!! Thanks for having me!” he later tweeted.
“The concert was a fantastic way to end a great Wednesday at the show,” says Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress director of trade shows. “The weather was beautiful and the music was perfect for a cornfield next to the Farm Progress Show. Everyone loved Easton Corbin!”
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