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Billy Currington celebrates ninth number one
Time sure flies when you're having fun … or even when you're just enjoying the moment.
For Billy Currington, the success of a single called "We Are Tonight" was finally realized back on October 15 when he was surrounded by friends and industry peers to celebrate his ninth chart-topping hit. Joining him for the celebration were the song's three writers, Marc Beeson, Josh Osborne and a rising country newcomer in his own right, Sam Hunt.
When Currington finally took the mic that evening, he not only thanked every person in the room for being there, he thanked them for showing up to celebrate the song's success. It was another in what has been a string of No. 1 hits with his label, Mercury Records, and there will certainly be more to come when Currington releases his new (as of yet untitled) album next year.
Currington recently released "Don't It," the first official single from the aforementioned new album. He recently told The Boot the song was one of the first cut for the new project, and the sound really guides the new direction of the album. The lyrics go, 'Baby Don't Say No So Quick / This ain't me trying to see how far that I can get / But I ain't gonna lie / I wouldn't mind just a little bit of you eye to eye, lips on lips.'
Next spring, Currington will hit the road with the new music and says he looks forward to playing it live. Fans should keep an eye (or an ear) out for an announcement to snag their Billy Currington tickets.
Billy Currington looks forward to 'Tonight' (Updated July 5, 2013)
It should be a September to remember for Billy Currington. The singer/songwriter is slated to release a new album titled "We Are Tonight" on September 17, 2013 on Mercury Records. It will mark his first album of new material since 2010's "Enjoy Yourself."
Currington's lead single off the upcoming album, "Hey Girl," was released to country radio in March. Plus there are some other surprises on the album, which was produced by Carson Chamberlain, Dann Huff and Shy Carter. They include Currington's cover of Jack Johnson's "Banana Pancakes" and Willie Nelson singing on "Hard to be a Hippie."
Though the back half of 2013 looks bright for Currington, the year hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows. He was indicted by a Chatham County, Georgia Grand Jury on April 24 on felony criminal charges of "abuse of an elder person by inflicting mental anguish" and "making terroristic threats." Both charges stem from an incident involving a boat captain on April 15. Currington was released from a Georgia jail after posting $27,700 bond, but faces a prison term of 1-5 years if convicted.
Currington is busy touring coast-to-coast this summer and into the fall, with dates currently booked through October. That includes stops at Webster Hall in New York City on September 5, the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on September 7 and the House of Blues in Boston on the 15th.
About Billy Currington
Billy Currington was just 12 years old when he penned the chorus to what would become his very first single. "Walk a Little Straighter," released in 2003, drew heavily on Currington's experiences with an alcoholic father. That title track, in many ways, would also become a metaphor for the singer's life, which has had a lot more ups than downs since he landed a recording contract with Mercury Records in 2003.
A Georgia native, Currington was back and forth to Nashville while also holding down jobs for a concrete company and working as a personal trainer. While he played gigs at clubs and various watering holes, he also found the time to cut demos. One of them was put on hold by singer Mark Wills, and would lead to Currington's big break on the country music scene. "Walk a Little Straighter" would peak at No. 8 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, finally giving Currington a stronger hold in the industry.
Currington's four albums have produced nine singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including six No. 1 hits: "Must Be Doin' Something Right," "Good Directions," "People Are Crazy," "That's How Country Boys Roll," "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" and "Let Me Down Easy." He was also on the charts as a duet partner with Shania Twain on the single, "Party For Two," though the pop version released in Europe and remixed for clubs instead featured Mark McGrath.
The country crooner shut down his tour and sought treatment in late 2007, revealing first to Nashville's Tennessean newspaper and later to a multitude of media outlets that he had endured more than a decade of abuse from his stepfather. The 30-day recovery period at Arizona's Sierra Tucson led to an extended break in Hawaii, where he worked with therapists who specialized in childhood trauma. When he emerged it was to consecutive chart-topping singles and a new wave of success.
Billy Currington Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Little Bit of Everything||2008|
|Doin' Somethin' Right||2005|
Top 10 Billy Currington Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||People Are Crazy||75,197||35,572|
|3||Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer||42,139||21,901|
|4||Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right||36,135||18,535|
|5||That's How Country Boys Roll||27,751||15,507|
|6||I Got A Feelin'||26,811||15,151|
|7||Love Done Gone||28,513||14,964|
|9||Let Me Down Easy||26,227||9,356|
|10||Why, Why, Why||14,063||9,197|
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Billy Currington Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 04/17/2015 Biloxi MS Beau Rivage Theatre 03/20/2015 New York NY Best Buy Theater 03/19/2015 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 03/14/2015 Houston TX NRG Stadium 02/27/2015 Phoenix AZ Desert Sky Pavilion 02/25/2015 San Antonio TX AT&T Center
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date city state venue 10/08/2014 Patchogue NY Patchogue Theater For The Performing Arts 09/27/2014 Fort Worth TX Billy Bob's Texas 09/26/2014 San Antonio TX Cowboys Dance Hall 09/21/2014 Council Bluffs IA Mid America Center 09/13/2014 Philadelphia PA XFINITY Live! 09/12/2014 Baltimore MD Power Plant Live! 09/05/2014 Wayzata MN Wayzata Beach 08/31/2014 Gilford NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook 08/30/2014 Bangor ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 08/29/2014 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 08/23/2014 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 08/22/2014 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/16/2014 Des Moines IA Iowa State Fair 08/14/2014 Louisville KY Freedom Hall 08/10/2014 Jackpot NV Cactus Petes 08/09/2014 Sacramento CA The Cove at Cal Expo 08/07/2014 Costa Mesa CA Pacific Amphitheatre 08/01/2014 Sweet Home OR Oregon Jamboree 08/01/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 07/27/2014 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 07/25/2014 Seymour WI Outagamie County Fair 07/24/2014 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 06/29/2014 Greeley CO Greeley Stampede 06/28/2014 North Platte NE Nebraskaland Grounds 06/21/2014 Cullman AL Cullman Heritage Park 06/20/2014 Cullman AL Cullman Heritage Park 06/16/2014 Washington DC Nationals Park 06/01/2014 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 05/31/2014 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 05/30/2014 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 05/17/2014 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 05/10/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 05/09/2014 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 05/09/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 05/08/2014 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 05/03/2014 Fort Smith AR Fort Smith Convention Center 05/02/2014 Bossier City LA Dare Dayclub 05/01/2014 Austin TX ACL Live At The Moody Theater 04/27/2014 Knoxville TN Thompson Boling Arena 04/25/2014 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 04/24/2014 Dothan AL National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds 04/11/2014 North Charleston SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center 04/10/2014 Pikeville KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center 03/29/2014 Troy OH Hobart Arena 03/28/2014 Johnstown PA Cambria County War Memorial Arena 03/27/2014 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 03/22/2014 Milwaukee WI Eagles Ballroom 03/21/2014 Rochester MN Mayo Civic Center Auditorium 03/20/2014 DeKalb IL NIU Convocation Center 03/15/2014 Robinsonville MS Harrahs Casino Tunica Event Center 03/14/2014 Biloxi MS Hard Rock Live Biloxi 03/08/2014 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena 03/07/2014 Shawnee OK Firelake Arena 03/06/2014 Catoosa OK The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa 02/22/2014 San Antonio TX AT&T Center
Billy Currington Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/27/2013 Temecula CA Pechanga Entertainment Center 10/26/2013 Phoenix AZ Veterans Memorial Coliseum 10/12/2013 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 10/11/2013 Madison WI Orpheum Theatre 10/05/2013 Fort Worth TX Billy Bob's Texas 10/04/2013 Tunica MS River Bend Park 09/28/2013 Richmond VA The National 09/27/2013 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 09/14/2013 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 09/13/2013 Hampton NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 09/09/2013 Charlotte NC Coyote Joe's 09/07/2013 Sayreville NJ Starland Ballroom 09/06/2013 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 09/05/2013 New York NY Webster Hall 08/24/2013 Du Quoin IL Duquoin State Fair 08/16/2013 Mount Morris MI Genesee County Fair 08/15/2013 Milwaukee WI Eagles Ballroom 08/10/2013 Minneapolis MN Cabooze 08/09/2013 Springfield IL Illinois State Fairgrounds 07/31/2013 Bakersfield CA Bakersfield Fox Theater 07/25/2013 Jacksonville OR Britt Pavilion 07/05/2013 Norman OK Riverwind Casino 06/27/2013 Oshkosh WI Country USA Fairgrounds 06/25/2013 Oshkosh WI Country USA Fairgrounds 06/13/2013 Hunter NY Hunter Mountain 06/13/2013 Hunter NY Hunter Mountain 05/31/2013 Niagara Falls NY The Rapids Theatre 05/17/2013 Fredericksburg VA Celebrate Virginia Live 04/26/2013 Kinder LA Coushatta Casino Resort 04/20/2013 Biloxi MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum 03/30/2013 Fort Worth TX Billy Bob's Texas 03/29/2013 San Antonio TX Cowboys Dance Hall 03/22/2013 Melbourne FL Wickham Park 03/09/2013 Winnie TX Nutty Jerrys 03/03/2013 Sault Sainte Marie MI Dream Makers Theatre 03/02/2013 Battle Creek MI FireKeepers Casino
Billy Currington Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 10/27/2012 Thibodaux LA The Fireman's Fairgrounds 10/26/2012 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 10/20/2012 Raleigh NC North Carolina State Fair 10/13/2012 Phoenix AZ Veterans Memorial Coliseum 09/28/2012 West Springfield MA The Big E Xfinity Arena 09/27/2012 Bloomsburg PA Bloomsburg Fair 09/15/2012 Hutchinson KS Kansas State Fair 09/09/2012 Warsaw IN Kosciusko County Fairgrounds 09/01/2012 Grand Island NE Heartland Events Center 08/31/2012 Rockford IL On The Waterfront 08/30/2012 Rockford IL On The Waterfront 08/22/2012 Lancaster CA Antelope Valley Fair 08/18/2012 Brownsville OR Willamette Country Music Festival Grounds 08/12/2012 Billings MT Rimrock Auto Arena 08/03/2012 West Allis WI Wisconsin State Fair Park 07/28/2012 Niagara Falls NY Seneca Events Center 07/26/2012 Columbus OH Celeste Center 07/13/2012 Bismarck ND Bismarck Civic Center 06/22/2012 Cadott WI Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds 06/22/2012 Cadott WI Country Fest Festival Grounds 06/21/2012 Cadott WI Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds 05/18/2012 Charlotte NC Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory 05/17/2012 Asheville NC U.S. Cellular Center 05/12/2012 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 05/05/2012 Atlantic City NJ Trump Taj Mahal 05/04/2012 Wallingford CT The Dome at Oakdale Theatre 05/03/2012 Lowell MA Tsongas Center 04/28/2012 Knoxville TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium 04/27/2012 Huntington WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena 04/26/2012 Salem VA Salem Civic Center 04/21/2012 Rama ON Casino Rama 04/20/2012 Kingston ON K-Rock Centre 04/19/2012 Glens Falls NY Glens Falls Civic Center 04/13/2012 San Antonio TX Cowboys Dance Hall 04/12/2012 Catoosa OK The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa 03/24/2012 Biloxi MS Hard Rock Live Biloxi
Billy Currington Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 10/29/2011 Fort Worth TX Billy Bob's Texas 10/08/2011 Mount Pleasant MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort 10/01/2011 Chattanooga TN Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Auditorium 09/30/2011 Pikeville KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center 09/29/2011 Johnstown PA Cambria County War Memorial Arena 08/27/2011 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 08/26/2011 Foxborough MA Gillette Stadium 08/20/2011 Detroit MI Ford Field 08/13/2011 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 08/05/2011 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 08/04/2011 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 07/30/2011 Kansas City MO Arrowhead Stadium 07/29/2011 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 07/28/2011 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/22/2011 Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 07/21/2011 Spokane WA Spokane Arena 07/20/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 07/16/2011 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 07/13/2011 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 07/09/2011 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 07/07/2011 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/06/2011 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/02/2011 Pittsburgh PA Heinz Field 06/30/2011 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 06/25/2011 Columbus OH MAPFRE Stadium 06/24/2011 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 06/23/2011 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 06/18/2011 Philadelphia PA Lincoln Financial Field 06/11/2011 Green Bay WI Lambeau Field 06/09/2011 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 05/29/2011 Baton Rouge LA LSU Tiger Stadium 05/28/2011 Biloxi MS IP Casino Resort and Spa 04/15/2011 San Antonio TX Cowboys Dance Hall 03/12/2011 North Myrtle Beach SC House of Blues Myrtle Beach
Billy Currington Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 11/17/2010 Chicago IL Joe'S Bar 10/05/2010 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 09/24/2010 Puyallup WA Puyallup Fairgrounds 07/30/2010 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 07/25/2010 Twin Lakes WI Shadow Hill Ranch 07/24/2010 Eau Claire WI Country Jam USA 07/22/2010 Twin Lakes WI Shadow Hill Ranch 06/26/2010 Manhattan KS Country Stampede 06/24/2010 Mack CO Country Jam USA Campground - Grand Junction 06/15/2010 Burlington IA Burlington Steamboat Days Grounds 06/04/2010 Buffalo NY Coca-Cola Field 05/13/2010 Norfolk VA The Norva 05/07/2010 Dixon CA Dixon May Fair 04/28/2010 Fairbanks AK Carlson Center 04/27/2010 Anchorage AK William A Egan Civic And Convention Center 04/23/2010 Coarsegold CA Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino 04/10/2010 Biloxi MS IP Casino Resort and Spa
Billy Currington Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 11/06/2009 Phoenix AZ Arizona State Fair 09/26/2009 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 08/08/2009 West Allis WI Wisconsin State Fair Park