11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Whether you’re a longtime fan of Billy Currington or only familiar with his household hit “People Are Crazy” (featured here), Best of Billy Currington is a solid collection of the man’s catchiest and most moving tunes. It starts with the uplifting “I Got a Feelin’,” the first song from his 2002 eponymous debut album, before the heartfelt title track of Doin’ Somethin’ Right kicks down a sultry bedroom serenade. Although Currington’s 2004 duet with Shania Twain, “Party for Two,” is curiously absent (as is “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”), the blue-collar anthem “That’s How Country Boys Roll” is here in all its weekend-celebrating glory, as is the driving “Tangled Up,” his 2007 top 30 single previously unavailable on any other collection. The humble “Walk a Little Straighter” touches on growing up with alcoholic parents and serves as a reminder that Currington can pen and perform a ballad where the heartstrings play louder than any guitar. Sequenced nonchronologically, the collection ends on an optimistic tone with the inspired “Swimmin’ in the Sunshine” and the amorous “She’s Got a Way with Me.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Whether you’re a longtime fan of Billy Currington or only familiar with his household hit “People Are Crazy” (featured here), Best of Billy Currington is a solid collection of the man’s catchiest and most moving tunes. It starts with the uplifting “I Got a Feelin’,” the first song from his 2002 eponymous debut album, before the heartfelt title track of Doin’ Somethin’ Right kicks down a sultry bedroom serenade. Although Currington’s 2004 duet with Shania Twain, “Party for Two,” is curiously absent (as is “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”), the blue-collar anthem “That’s How Country Boys Roll” is here in all its weekend-celebrating glory, as is the driving “Tangled Up,” his 2007 top 30 single previously unavailable on any other collection. The humble “Walk a Little Straighter” touches on growing up with alcoholic parents and serves as a reminder that Currington can pen and perform a ballad where the heartstrings play louder than any guitar. Sequenced nonchronologically, the collection ends on an optimistic tone with the inspired “Swimmin’ in the Sunshine” and the amorous “She’s Got a Way with Me.”

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About Billy Currington

Country singer/songwriter Billy Currington was raised in Rincon, Georgia. Following high school, he made a couple attempts at relocating to Nashville in the hopes of getting a career in music off the ground, finally landing a job there at a concrete company, while still finding time to play at clubs on the side and work on song demos. When singer Mark Wills put a hold on one of his songs, Currington met and began writing with Wills' producer, Carson Chamberlain, which eventually led to a recording contract with Mercury Records. His first single, "Walk a Little Straighter," was released in 2003, and drew heavily on Currington's experiences with an alcoholic father (the chorus for the song was actually written when Currington was only 12 years old).

A debut album, Billy Currington, was released on Mercury Records in 2003. A second album, Doin' Somethin' Right, followed in 2005 on Mercury Nashville. Three years later, Currington delivered the eclectic, R&B-inflected Little Bit of Everything, also on Mercury Nashville. In 2010 Currington returned with his tenth studio effort, Enjoy Yourself, featuring the Troy Jones co-written single "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer." That song went to number one, as did "Let Me Down Easy." "Love Done Gone" and "Like My Dog" also reached the country Top 40.

Currington returned to action in 2013, releasing the single "Hey Girl" in March and then delivering the full-length We Are Tonight that September. The album debuted at five on the Billboard Country charts, and spawned the number one Country Airplay hits "Hey Girl" and "We Are Tonight." In 2015, Currington returned with Summer Forever, an album preceded by the single "Don't It" -- a song that reached number four on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart -- and supported by "Drinkin' Town with a Football Problem." ~ Steve Leggett

  • ORIGIN
    Savannah, GA
  • GENRE
    Country
  • BORN
    November 19, 1973

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