Billy Currington

Billy Currington is one of the most distinctive male vocalists in contemporary country music, and he has quietly put together a long string of hit songs that makes him one of the top-charting country artists of the last several decades. The Georgia native moved to Nashville after high school to pursue country music, but was initially unsuccessful. He worked odd jobs and sang demos before scoring success as a songwriter, earning cuts from George Strait, Tracy Byrd and Marty Raybon. Currington released his self-titled debut album in 2003 and had a Top 10 hit with his debut single, "Walk a Little Straighter," which was inspired by his difficult relationship with his alcoholic stepfather. Currington scored his first No. 1 hit with "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" in 2005, and has gone on to place nine total No. 1 hits, including "Good Directions," "People Are Crazy" and "That's How Country Boys Roll." He released his most recent album, 'Summer Forever,' in 2015.

  • Full Name: William Matthew Currington
  • Birth Date: Nov. 19, 1973
  • Top Songs: “People Are Crazy,” “We Are Tonight,” “Good Directions”
  • Did You Know? Currington’s No. 1 hit “Good Directions” was co-written by a young songwriter named Luke Bryan.
Billy Currington Stays at No. 1 Two Weeks Running
Billy Currington is doubling down on his top slot in the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week, marking his second week at No. 1 with “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” The song is only one of six country tunes to have a multi-week No. 1 so far this year.

Billy Currington Sets the Bar at WE Fest
Billy Currington is an artist who has more hits that you realize. Like Rick Springfield or Richard Marx, Currington leaves you saying “And this is his song, too!” over and over again. At WE Fest, every one of those hits sounded better than on the record.

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