From Chapel Hill, NC, Easterling released his debut album, “Both Sides of the Shore”, on Moonlight Records (Warner Bros.) in 1981. He moved to Nashville and in 1990 and became head of A&R for Atlantic Records Nashville. This collaboration launched more than 2 decades of gold and platinum winning releases with Easterling acting as songwriter, producer, and session player. Easterling's career has been full of chart-topping songs including cuts with Dierks Bentley, Joe Diffie, Billy Joe Royal, Paul Thorn, Neal McCoy, and others. These days, Easterling is focusing his energy on bringing his music and his stories directly to his audience.