Who is he?
When Billy Currington released his poignant
debut ballad "Walk a Little Straighter" and followup single "I Got a Feelin'", the singer/songwriter from Rincon, Georgia
proved he could hold his own in a fast-paced, ever-changing industry. Thanks to his slow Southern drawl and rugged looks,
he has attracted female fans by the masses. Not that male compadres need to feel left out; after all, Billy's songs reflect
the daily grind that both working men and women face and the Southern values that they hold near and dear to their hearts.
That's because those are also the things that really matter to Billy himself.
It's no wonder his songs relate to a lot
of country fans. But, it hasn't always been an easy road he's traveled to get to where he is. A chance audition at Opryland
(he wasn't hired) inspired dreams of pursuing a music career after graduating high school. So, he moved to Nashville and found
a full-time job at a concrete company; however, it was so time-consuming that it didn't leave him much time for singing or
writing. Seeing this, Billy quit and took a part-time position as a personal trainer. As destiny would have its way, he soon
ran into Gary Voorhies (he works for a publishing company), who frequented the gym he worked at; the meeting led to signing
a publishing deal. Before long, a demo was made and Billy soon found himself the newest artist signed to Mercury Nashville.
hit singles and a successful debut album later, labelmate Shania Twain invited Billy to sing on her duet "Party For Two,"
a song which became a big hit for them. Then came the opportunity to grace the cover of the widely-read Playgirl magazine,
further extending his fanbase. Amidst much success and media attention, Billy prefers to maintains a laidback, simplistic
lifestyle. He says, "The hotels are nice and visiting different countries is great. But I always try to picture it at the
end. When you are 80, what are you really going to want? What's really going to matter? It's not a lot of materialistic things
for me. It's just maybe a front porch, a couple of rocking chairs, a simple life."
Billy will release his followup to his
self-titled debut album later this month. The kickoff single - also the title track - is quickly steaming up the charts! Just
as the title suggests, fans and industry insiders agree that he "must be doin' somethin' right"!
What has Billy been up to?
REQUEST Billy's NEW single "Why Why Why" -
at radios NOW!! The video has been added into rotation at GAC, VH-1 Country, and CMT, so REQUEST away!! Please continue to
REQUEST Billy's previous singl
Among the songs included on Billy's latest CD, you will find his very first #1 "Must
Be Doin' Somethin' Right," his current single, "Why, Why, Why" and his rendition of the Kenny Rogers classic "Lucille." Billy
explains that he originally recorded the tune for a different project. "It was a CD compilation of former Songs of the Year
and 'Lucille' was Song of the Year in 1977 and, of course, one of my favorite songs because I'm a big Kenny Rogers fan. So,
I went into the studio and recorded it at the same time I was recording my new CD, and I remember thinking, Wow, this is
one of my favorite recordings and I'd love to keep this one for my album. So, I asked the folks connected with the compilation
CD if I could keep 'Lucille' for my album and they were nice enough to allow me to do just that. So, I put it on my album
and I am thankful that it all worked out."
Billy adds, "I'm hoping that he will get a copy of the CD someday and hopefully
appreciate my version because I am very respectful of his."
Looks like Billy "must be doin' something right" 'cuz his
current album Doin' Somethin' Right has gone GOLD, as certified by the RIAA!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Billy!!!
Did y'all know?!
** Billy got the idea for his debut single
"Walk a Little Straighter" from watching his own father stumble in many nights, too incoherent to do much else but pass out
on the couch. In fact, Billy wrote the compelling chorus of the song when he was just 12 years old!
** Billy is one
of only two country music artists who have ever graced the cover of Playgirl magazine (Keith Urban was the other
Where can I buy his music?
Pick up YOUR copies of Billy's self-titled
album AND Doin' Somethin' Right by clicking on each respective CD cover!!
Does he have an official site?