Billy Currington


William Matthew "Billy" Currington (born November 19, 1973) is an American country music artist. Signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2003, Currington has released four studio albums for the label.

His self-titled debut album was released in 2003. The first single was "Walk a Little Straighter" about his relationship with his alcoholic stepfather, including a chorus that Currington wrote when he was twelve years old. "Walk a Little Straighter" went on to peak at #8 that year on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. He first hit the Top 5 on the country charts with his second single, "I Got a Feelin'," also from his debut album.

He scored a third consecutive top 10 hit with Shania Twain in late 2004, on the song "Party for Two". The song was from Twain's "Greatest Hits" album and was released in two formats: a pop version with Mark McGrath as Twain's duet partner, and the country version, which featured Currington.

In 2005, Currington released a second album entitled "Doin' Somethin' Right," which peaked at #2 on the Top Country Albums chart and #11 on the Billboard 200. "Doin' Somethin' Right" produced his first #1 in "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right", followed by "Why, Why, Why" at #13 and another #1 in "Good Directions". Co-written by Capitol Records artist Luke Bryan, the latter was the #2 country song of 2007 according to the Billboard Year-End charts.

"Doin' Somethin' Right" is certified platinum by the RIAA. His 2007 single, "Tangled Up", peaked at #30 late in the year.

He was absent from the charts for nearly a year before the release of his next single, "Don't", in mid-2008. It was the first single from his third studio album, "Little Bit of Everything," which was released on October 14. Currington co-wrote five of the songs on this album. "Don't" peaked at #2 on the country charts in early 2009. "People Are Crazy", co-written by Bobby Braddock and Troy Jones, was released as the second single from the album in March 2009 and this became his third #1 hit in July 2009. The third single to be issued, "That's How Country Boys Roll" became his fourth #1 hit in March 2010. The song was the first that Billy shared writing credit on to reach the top slot.

In May 2010, Currington released his tenth solo single overall, "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer", which hit #1 in September. Also written by Troy Jones, it is the first single from Currington's fourth studio album entitled "Enjoy Yourself," which was released on September 21, 2010. The album debuted at #9 on the US Billboard 200 selling 45,000 copies, becoming his first top ten album on the Billboard 200.

It has also peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Country Albums chart. To date, the album has sold more than 115,384 copies in the US.

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