Billy Currington Reveals He Really Wanted to Play Football [Watch]
Billy Currington's latest single is "Drinkin' Town With a Football Problem," and it has us wondering if the 41-year-old would have had a possible career as a professional athlete if that whole singing thing hadn't gotten in the way.
"It would have been pretty close," says Currington with a chuckle. "I was pretty good, and I had a lot of passion for the sport. It was really what I wanted to do, but it didn't end up that way, but I'm happy with singing and traveling the country and releasing records."
While we had Currington down for a chat, we just had to know the details behind his steamy cover of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On." He's been singing that tune as a part of his shows ever since he started playing clubs when he was 17. With a catalog including songs such as "Must Be Doin' Something Right" and "Let Me Down Easy," it only makes sense that Gaye's hit would be a part of his singing career.
"I'm a big fan of Marvin Gaye and all that soul era back then," Currington says. "I always loved the soul side of music, and that's probably why I chose that song."
Currington also dished on a foggy prank pulled on him by the prank master himself, Brad Paisley. But you'll just have to watch the whole video to learn about that one.
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