Billy Currington sauntered into mainstream country with the release of his self-titled debut album in September 2003. His first single, "Walk a Little Straighter," is Currington's true story about a boy and an alcoholic father. In fact, Currington wrote the chorus to the song when he was just 12 years old. His second single from the album, "I Got a Feelin'," peaked at No. 5 and secured his position as a country music artist. His third single was a collaboration with Shania Twain, "Party for Two." Currington has released a total of six albums and one compilation with more than 21 charted singles. Check him out live in concert for the ultimate country music show.
His Big Break
Currington moved to Nashville, Tenn., to begin working on his musical career. He performed at a local bar and also worked as a personal trainer. One of his clients encouraged him to write and record demos, so he did. It wasn't much later that he signed to Mercury Records.
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What awards has Billy Currington won?
His sole win was the CMT Music Award for Hottest Video of the Year for "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" in 2006. He has received plenty of nominations by the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music for awards like Song of the Year, Top Male Vocalist, Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year. He also has one Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "People Are Crazy."
What can I expect from a Billy Currington concert?
Though the stage is usually set up in a simple, minimalist manner, Currington and his six-member band provide maximum entertainment. They start strong with singles like "Don't It" and give their all throughout the performance. Currington is relaxed with his crowds and often sends his microphone into the front row for fans to sing along. Currington jokes with his audience and likes to wow them by learning facts about his performance venue ahead of time. This sort of interaction keeps fans coming back for more year after year.
What is a Billy Currington setlist like?
You'll be sure to hear Billy Currington's breakthrough single "Walk a Little Straighter." You will also hear his other top hits including "Love Done Gone," "Don't It," "We Are Tonight," "Hey Girl," "Good Directions," "People Are Crazy," "Do I Make You Wanna?," "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer," "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" and "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To." You might even catch him performing some cover songs like Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" and Alan Jackson's "Don't Rock the Jukebox."
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