Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you new tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today, country star Easton Corbin's brand new release tells the story of a young man who believes in love at first sight. While his mom and his best friend urge the lovestruck romantic to "take it slow," Corbin's character is already making plans to visit his favorite jeweler. He knows from the get-go that he's gonna "Marry That Girl."
The song's catchy bridge goes like this, "I'll pick the perfect ring / I'll pick the perfect time / Ask her if she'll have me for the rest of my life."
Corbin, who dropped the new single on March 3, told People magazine how the song came to be during a writing session with collaborators Shane Minor, Wade Kirby and Adam Craig.
"The day we wrote 'Marry That Girl,' Adam had been telling us about how he knew he was going 'marry that girl' from the minute he met his [current] wife, and as soon as he said those words, we knew what our hook was for the day and went with it."
The song describes a chance meeting, a whirlwind romance and an overwhelming belief that a higher power brought the couple together.
"Marry That Girl" earned high praise on Corbin's YouTube channel.
User Chris Godfrey wrote, "This is such a great song by Easton. If radio gets behind this and with any luck, it should be a number 1 song by the wedding season in 2023."
Born Dan Easton Corbin in Trenton, FL, in 1982, the singer-songwriter was inspired as a child by the music of Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and the cast of Hee Haw. He started taking guitar lessons at the age of 14.
“My earliest memories are of me as a kid with a guitar, singing and playing along with the radio,” Corbin noted on his website. “I knew from an early age I wanted to be a country singer.”
On January 25 of this year, Corbin signed a new deal with Stone Country Records. He is currently working on a new album that is scheduled to drop later this year.
During his 17-year career, Corbin has sold 5 million singles and 500,000 albums.
Please check out the audio clip of Corbin performing "Marry That Girl." The lyrics are below if you'd like to sing along…
"Marry That Girl"
Written by Easton Corbin, Shane Minor, Wade Kirby and Adam Craig. Performed by Easton Corbin.
The first time that I met her
She was pouring shots of rum
Told me that her cousin just turned 21
She took my hand and said we're dancing
When they played her favorite song
We didn't stop till everybody else was gone
I'm gonna change her name but she don't know it yet
She's what I've been praying someday God would send
I ain't never been the same since we first met
I'm gonna marry that girl, I'm gonna marry that girl
My best friend's tired of hearing
Me talk about her smile
He says you've only known her for a little while
My momma keeps on saying
I better take it slow
I just say "I will," but I already know
I'll pick the perfect ring
I'll pick the perfect time
Ask her if she'll have me for the rest of my life
Gonna change her name
Gonna buy that ring
I'm gonna marry that girl
I'm gonna marry that girl
Credit: Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.