A genuinely emotive country hunk, you’ve heard his voice inviting you to Applebee’s, “the neighborhood place” that’s usually located in a strip mall parking lot. And you know that he, John Corbett, and his golden all-American movie/TV/Hollywood star probably wouldn’t be caught dead there, but he did perform at my humble music tavern, Little Brother’s, in 2005.
John hails from the Wheeling, West Virginia area and attempted to be that region’s Dwight Yoakam. He sings country music and he does it well.Actually, he sings country and western, but mostly country in the tradition off the heartbreak, honky-tonk style, like George Jones, Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Hank Kimball (well not really Hank Kimball). The hits rolled all night long – at least two sets’ worth of manly C & W, and the largely female audience licked it up.
These Sex and the City, and even a few Northern Exposure femme fe fans turned out and were turned on by sheer sincere, dare I say suave, style. Dudeman had that well-heeled professional puck of comely Corbettheads, seemingly willing to do just about anything to have some one on one times with him.
Gentleman John, and he (ask my wife) looked better in person than on the silver screen. He couldn’t have been more polite, funny, gracious and charming, the bastard. How dare he be a real human being and make himself impossible to hate.
After the show, everybody had all access to his charm and attention. Countless autographs and politely rejected flirtations. Then he politely collected his pay and hit the road, like any other country, crooning, Hollywood hunk.