Easton Corbin delivers a touching tribute to man’s best friend in his latest song, “Raising Humans,” premiering a new acoustic-performance video on Sounds Like Nashville today (November 25).
With the Florida native strumming an acoustic guitar, backed by a delicate dobro and fiddle, the track puts Corbin’s powerful baritone on full display — and this is no cheesy throwback to the dog cliches of days gone by. “Raising Humans” is thoughtful circle-of-life ballad sung from a dog’s point of view — although that isn’t necessarily clear right away. It’s lump-in-your-throat storyline has a way of sneaking up on the listener — all about the impact a canine friend can have on its family — and Corbin’s intimate performance reveals the inner beauty of that companionship.
“I love playing this song stripped down,” Corbin tells Sounds Like Nashville. “I feel like it’s just such an impactful way to tell the story. We went in to a barn in Leipers Fork [Tennessee] one afternoon and recorded the video, and loved how it turned out.”
“Raising humans ain’t as easy as it looks / Raising humans don’t come with instruction books / You just love them and you trust ‘em / And sometimes let ‘em think they know it all / I think raising humans is the reason God made all us dogs,” goes the chorus.
Over the summer, Corbin announced a partnership with Companions for Heroes, a charity organization which connects active duty military, veterans, military families, first responders and more with shelter animals to help them recover from psychological challenges suffered during service to our country. And according to him, it’s changed his outlook. “I’ve seen the difference in both the dogs and the vets as well as their families,” he said, “It’s so inspiring.”
Corbin released the classically-tinged single, “Somebody’s Gotta Be Country,” earlier this year, and will finish out 2019 with an appearance at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on December 6.