Billy Currington Mixes Hits With a Little ‘Uptown Funk’ at Taste of Country Fest
There could not have been a more picturesque setting for Billy Currington's performance during the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival. The sun was slowly setting behind the mountains as the singer kicked off the show with "I Got a Feelin'."
It's no secret this Georgian prefers to be barefoot, but he sported grey sneakers to play on Hunter Mountain, along with jeans and a Jack of Spades T-shirt. The crowd never stopped singing from the get-go, and the party really got started when Currington belted out "That's How Country Boys Roll," "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" and "Don't It."
"Do we have any football fans out there?" he asked the 20,000 plus gathered to take in his set as he rolled into his new single "Drinkin' Town With a Football Problem" from his Summer Forever album. He slowed it down with "Let Me Down Easy" followed by "Don't It." The screams got even louder when the star admitted, "So it wasn't that long ago I was sitting in a bar talking to an old man," as he played the guitar intro to "People Are Crazy."
And who knew Spiderman was a country music fan? The superhero made an appearance at ToC Fest and had his shining moment on the jumbotron sitting atop someone's shoulders, fist-pumping to the "Hey Girl" singer's tunes. Currington turned up the sexy with his very first No. 1 hit "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" from 2005, but had fans singing the loudest to "We Are Tonight."
The band walked offstage but returned for an encore performance of a popular song that Thomas Rhett and the Band Perry also enjoy covering. Yep, Currington busted out his dance moves for Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" and then wrapped his set with the fan-favorite "Good Directions."
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