Billy Currington’s come a long way since working construction and living in a tiny attic apartment in Nashville.
In the decade since he made his debut with the top ten hit “Walk a Little Straighter,” the Georgia native has parlayed his rich, emotion-laden tenor and unerring song-sense into some of the country format’s most memorable hits like “Good Directions,” “Must Be Doin’ Something Right,” and “People Are Crazy.”
Currington’s songs are snapshots of life. His music is steeped in truth. His relatability makes audiences feel like they could drink a beer or catch a few fish with the curly-haired country boy.
Currington has that heartfelt every-man quality that lends emotional weight to whatever he’s singing, whether it’s a tender ballad or a rollicking party anthem. He demonstrates his ability to render both those scenarios and all points between on his fifth studio album We Are Tonight.
Led by the fast-climbing single “Hey Girl,” We Are Tonight is filled with songs that evoke both wistful reflection and boisterous revelry with equal conviction.
Throughout the collection, Currington exudes his easy-going trademark charm. But he also possesses a maturity and confidence acquired over a decade of churning out hits and earning accolades.
He won the Hottest Video of the Year award in 2006 at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards for “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right.” His hit duet with Shania Twain, “Party For Two,” earned nominations from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM).
“People Are Crazy” proved to be a career-defining hit that earned Grammy nominations for Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song in addition to being nominated for Single and Song of the Year from the ACM, as well as Single, Song and Video of the Year from the CMA.