John Corbett tapped Jon Randall Stewart and Gary Paczosa to co-produce his newest album. Leaving Nothin’ Behind, set for release via his own Funbone Records, will be available on iTunes Jan. 29, 2013 and at retail Feb 5, 2013. He is also the face of a new GAC promotional campaign.
Though he’s best known as an actor with starring roles in Northern Exposure, Sex and the City and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Corbett isn’t new to music. His 2006 self-titled debut climbed to No. 42 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
Stewart wrote or co-wrote seven of the new album’s 10 songs, and contributed guitars and harmonies. The project also features Stewart’s wife Jessi Alexander, John Cowan, Brian Sutton, Dan Dugmore, Michael Rhodes, Steve Gorman, and Audley Freed. Among the tracks are “Rainy Windy Sunshine” (written by Howard Bellamy), and “Tennessee Will” (Pat McLaughlin, Adam Hood).
Corbett is the new spokesperson for GAC Living Country, the network’s branding campaign. He will be seen on GAC in a series of spots promoting the cable network’s commitment to programming that supports the country lifestyle. “We were looking for a brand spokesperson that lives and can speak to the country lifestyle and has national appeal,” said Sarah Trahern, SVP/GM, GAC. “That’s John Corbett.”