Easton Corbin Performing at PBR Championship Sunday
LAS VEGAS – The Professional Bull Riders announced that Award-winning singer/songwriter Easton Corbin will open Championship Sunday at the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals on Oct. 28 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Corbin will take the stage at 11 a.m. to officially begin the final day of World Finals competition, where the PBR will crown its newest World Champion, who will receive a $1 million bonus and the coveted World Champion buckle. The PBR World Finals are the richest bull riding event on the planet with a total purse of more than $2 million.
Tickets begin at $20 and include the concert at 11 a.m., and bull riding at11:30 a.m. Tickets are available at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, www.UNLVTickets.com, and by telephone at (866) PBR-SHOW.
Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. That same year the Gilchrist County Florida native won all of the Breakthrough Artist awards at the American Country Awards – Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist and Music Video: Breakthrough Artist for “A Little More Country Than That.” Billboard
named Corbin as the Top New Country Artist of 2010. Easton’s current Top 1 single is “Lovin’ You Is Fun,” from his recently released sophomore album ALL OVER THE ROAD.
to learn more about the Florida native.
For the 19th year in a row, the world’s top bull riders and the fiercest bucking bulls return to Las Vegas on Oct. 24-28 for the World Finals at the Thomas and Mack Center. The World Finals will consist of six rounds of competition. The first five rounds feature all of the riders against the toughest bulls. The scores from the five rides will be combined, and the Top 15 riders will advance to the Built Ford Tough Championship Round.
Bull riding begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, www.UNLVTickets.com, and by telephone at (866) PBR-SHOW.
The PBR will host a golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics Nevada on Oct. 23 from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, 11111 W. Flamingo Road. Cost is $375 per person or $1,500 per team. To register, please telephone (702) 795-7772.
The PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration Reception will be held on Oct. 23 from 6-7 p.m. at South Point Las Vegas, and will be immediately followed by the PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration from 7-8:30 p.m. The ceremony will include the induction of 2012 Ring of Honor members White and Ross Coleman, and the presentation of the Brand of Honor to Dillinger, the Jim Shoulders Lifetime Achievement Award to Tom Teague, and the Sharon Shoulders Award to Jackie Dunn. Legends Reunion ticket packages can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, www.UNLVTickets.com, and by telephone at (866) PBR-SHOW.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the PBR. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon that is televised worldwide. More than 100 million viewers annually watch primetime PBR programming on networks around the world including CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC, and NBC Sports Network. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 25 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million – the most of any Western sports athlete in history. Nearly 2 million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at www.YouTube.com/PBR.