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Artist Countdown: Billy Currington Top 20 Hits 12pm ET @billycurrington

CurringtonWilliam Matthew “Billy” Currington (born November 19, 1973) is an American country music artist.

Billy Currington was born in Savannah, Georgia, raised in Rincon, Georgia, and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He has four sisters (Lexie, Ann, Kim, and Kellie) and two brothers (Charles and Jason). When he was one and a half years old, his mother married Laurie (Larry) Currington. He also has a Chocolate Lab named Paco.

When he was a junior in Effingham County High School (Springfield, Georgia), Currington auditioned for a spot at Opryland, the renowned country music theme park located in Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital. Failing the audition, after high school he moved to Nashville to pursue his career in country music. His first stint did not last too long, and he later sang for a bar named Cavalier Country Club in Georgia. In Nashville, Currington also worked for a concrete company, and as a personal trainer.

One of the clients he worked with as a personal trainer led Currington to recording demo tapes, as well as writing songs. He eventually had cuts by George Strait, Tracy Byrd, and Marty Raybon. After almost being offered to join RCA Records, he signed to Mercury Records in 2003.

Currington founded the Global South Relief organization which delivers supplies to those in need in Central American countries.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Hey Girl
2 Good Directions
3 People Are Crazy
4 Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer
5 Party for Two (with Shania Twain)
6 Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right
7 Let Me Down Easy
8 That’s How Country Boys Roll
9 Don’t
10 Love Done Gone
11 I Got a Feelin’
12 Walk a Little Straighter
13 Why, Why, Why
14 Like My Dog
15 Tangled Up
16 We Are Tonight
17 Just For You  (with Lionel Ritchie)
18 Keep Your Hands To Yourself
19 Wingman
20 Enjoy Yourself