Even though in high school Bob Corbin and Dave Hanner recorded an album on Jubilee Records, it wasn't until their college days that they formed the "rock" band, Gravel, and first became well-known to audiences in the Pennsylvania-Ohio-West Virginia area. Gravel recorded several singles on Columbia Records but the "hit" song eluded them. In the late seventies, Gravel became The Corbin/Hanner Band, changed to a "country-rock" style and released the two albums on Alfa Records between 1980 and 1983. Unfortunately, none of these early releases are currently available in CD form, but some of the songs from that era are included on both the "Live" CD and "By Request".
After a hiatus from 1984 to 1990, Bob and Dave regrouped at the urging of Harold Shedd, then president of Mercury Records in Nashville and became simply Corbin/Hanner. From the two CD's on Mercury Records came several single releases -- "Work Song"; "I Will Stand By You"; and "Just Another Hill" moved onto the country charts and the videos were shown on TNN and CMT. "Work Song" can still be heard every Monday morning on Y108, one of Pittsburgh's country radio stations and several other stations around the country.
Their latest release, "Originals" is an all-new recording by Bob and Dave of eleven of their songs which had previously been hits by other artists. For some of these songs, it's the first available Corbin/Hanner version of these hits. "Originals" also includes four new songs, including "Mr. Right Now", a song that's already been recorded by The Povertyneck Hillbillies and getting radio airplay around the country.