The best Billy Currington songs come pouring from the speakers and “Drinkin’ Town With a Football Problem” comes like 5AM coffee. It’s easy to wrap your hands around, and surprisingly effective in moving your mind to a more pleasant place.

The new track from Summer Forever comes with a hint of nostalgia, but the song mostly lives in the present day. “Past year’s cheerleaders / Old men fill the bleachers / Skeptics, true believers all / Gathered on a Friday night / Singing to the stars and stripes,” he sings to finish the first verse.

Currington is an underrated storyteller especially adept at telling stories it doesn’t seem like he lives daily. The Georgia native falls right into this song like he was born in raised in Pleasantville. He wasn't. The arrangement is light, but with plenty of twang. And is that a hint of accordion during the intro?

“We’re a drinking town with a football problem / With two main things we all have in common / We love ‘em both and don’t want to solve ‘em / We’re a drinking town with a football problem,” Currington sings at the chorus.

This song has been written before. Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar” is similar, but sonically “Drinkin’ Town With a Football Problem” comes with its own unique set of circumstances. Currington fans should have no trouble relating to this song, or at the very least appreciating his story.

Why Fans Will Love It: It's an upbeat country summer song with more twang than many of the singer's previous hits.

Key Lyrics: "We’re a drinking town with a football problem / With two main things we all have in common / We love ‘em both and don’t want to solve ‘em / We’re a drinking town with a football problem"

Did You Know?: Currington wanted to play football in high school, but tells ESPN that he didn't have the grades to play.

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