It was a honky-tonk kind of weekend in Marana when country superstar Easton Corbin performed at the Marana Health Center on Saturday night, showcasing a number of hits from his latest album, “All Over the Road.”
Corbin’s appearance at the annual “Music in Marana” event coincided with the opening of the MHC’s new Counseling and Wellness Center, which brings various health service groups into a single, integrated campus.
The new 30,000 square-foot facility offers non-traditional healthcare options such as acupuncture, pet therapy, art therapy, and play therapy.
The MHC, a non-profit organization, offers a number of additional health services, such as individual, couples, and family therapy, and conducts weekly groups to address problems of substance abuse and domestic violence assessment and treatment, parenting, children’s issues, and employment needs.
The Marana Health Center operates 15 medical/dental sites through northwest Pima County and the Tucson Metro area, offering primary care services for family medicine, pediatrics, dental, pharmaceuticals, and radiology.
According to Mary Carter, the MHC’s Director of Development, about 2,021 tickets were sold for the concert, which included 400 VIP dinner tickets. The total amount of proceeds is still being calculated.
Fans got even more than they paid for on Saturday night, with a spectacular performance from Corbin, who got the show started with the number one hit, “A Little More Country Than That,” from his 2010 self-titled album.
In his near-two hour performance, Corbin serenaded the packed crowd with a number of other recognizable hits from each of his two albums, including “Roll With It,” “I Can’t Love You Back,” and “Lovin’ You is Fun.”
Corbin also borrowed from some other artists, performing Brookes and Dunn’s “Put a Girl in it” as well as Gary Allen’s “Watching Airplanes.”
Corbin’s seemingly down-to-earth personality meant handshakes for front row fans and the occasional guitar pick as a souvenir.
In his career, the 30-year-old Corbin has been awarded New Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Best New Single by a Breakthrough Artist, and Best Music Video. Last year he was nominated for Top New Solo Vocalist.
All proceeds from the concert went toward the Marana Health Center Foundation.