While on the road and splitting time between his home state of Indiana and Nashville, TN the past 10 years, Corey has performed more than 1,000 shows and shared the stage with Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Love and Theft, and Chris Young at prestigious music venues, tours, rodeos, fairs and festivals across the country. Continuing his rapid climb in the country music world over the past several years, Corey opened for country legend Toby Keith at Klipsch Music Center (Deer Creek) in Indiana, warmed up thousands of race fans prior to Blake Shelton on Legends’ Day for the 100th running of the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, took his music to the Caribbean as part of the “Country Cruising” voyage, performed at the Faster Horses Festival and Chicago’s Windy City Smokeout, performed for tens of thousands of fans in the Super Bowl XLVI Village, and secured a major sponsorship with Coors Banquet beer. Corey has built his reputation as one of country music’s young stars through his relatable lyrics, contagious songs, and energetic live shows – a combination that has attracted a strong and loyal following.
In January of 2020, Corey released a new single, Grow Up Tomorrow, which he claims to be an especially personal song for many reasons. Corey says, “this song to me is an escape song. As escape from the adversities that we, as humans, face daily. It’s easy to shut down when it all gets to be too much. It’s easy to let stressing about the future take precedence over living in the now. This song is urges to do the opposite.
In 2017, Corey released a remake of the timeless and nostalgic Strawberry Wine. Originally recorded by country artist Deana Carter in 1996, Corey gives this innocent love ballad a modern vibe and a male perspective on first love. Having written the majority of songs he’s recorded, Corey and his band started playing this classic song live awhile back to mix up his set list. One of his all-time favorite songs, done his way, has now become a regular request from his fans.
In September 2015, Corey released Light It Up, a six-song EP produced by Thom Daugherty – known in his own right for guitar work in the rock band The Elms and then in the touring lineup of the Band Perry. The video for Mistakes You Don’t Make, off of the EP, continues to generate thousands of views on social media, featuring live footage from Corey’s shows at Klipsch Music Center and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wake Up Drunk, the breakthrough single from Corey played on 100+ radio stations with more than one million streams was co-written with Joe Denim – musician, comedian and songwriter of some of country music’s biggest hits. This hooky-as-hell single followed the third CD from Corey, Good Night Comin’ On, which includes 6 tracks, all written by Corey himself, capturing unforgettable coming-of-age moments that are relatable for anyone at any age, in any life situation. Available on iTunes, Corey co-produced the album with Dave McAffee. Dave is known as drummer and band leader of Toby Keith’s Easy Money Band and as one of the Kent Hardly Playboys, a group of guys recognized as co-producers on the Grammy-nominated Jamey Johnson albums, That Lonesome Song and The Guitar Song.