Taste Of Country Music Festival: ‘Artist Spotlight’ On Billy Currington
Tickets for the ‘Taste Of Country Music Festival‘ at Hunter Mountain in New York are now on sale! This is the only 3-day country music festival in the entire Northeast. For tickets and camping packages visit tasteofcountryfestival.com.
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What a great musical event this is going to be! The festival will feature, Lady Antebellum, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Hunter Hayes, Justin Moore, Billy Currington, Joe Nichols, Gloriana, Dustin Lynch, Willie Nelson and Blackberry Smoke.
Let’s shine the spotlight on the career of Billy Currington.
Born on November 19, 1973, William Matthew Currington was born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in Rincon, Georgia. Billy has four sisters and two brothers.
After high school, Billy moved to Nashville to pursue his career in country music. Billy worked for a concrete company and as a personal trainer. One of his clients as a personal trainer led to Currington to recording demo tapes, as well as writing songs. He ended up with songs being recorded by George Strait, Tracy Byrd and Marty Raybon. That led to a record deal with Mercury Records in 2003.
He released a self-titled album later in 2003. The first single was ‘Walk A Little Straighter’. The song was about his relationship with his alcoholic stepfather. The debut album also featured a top five hit ‘I Got A Feelin’. He followed that up in 2004 with a duet with Shania Twain called ‘Party For Two’.
Billy Currington released three more albums after his debut, self-titled album in 2003. In 2005, Currington released Doin’ Somethin’ Right, which produced his first number one song ‘Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right’ and another number one song ‘Good Directions’.
In 2008 he released the album ‘Little Bit Of Everything’ which featured the hits ‘Don’t’, and the number one hits ‘People Are Crazy’ and ‘That’s How Country Boys Roll’.
His latest album ‘Enjoy Yourself’ was released in 2010 and that produced another number one song with ‘Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer’ and ‘Let Me Down Easy’, other hits from that album included ‘Love Done Gone’ and ‘Like My Dog’.
Ten years of hits! What is your favorite Billy Currington song?