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BILLY CURRINGTON

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: William Matthew Currington

Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA

Known For: Hit song – “People Are Crazy” 2009

Instruments: Vocals, guitar

Music Styles: Country

Location: GA, United States of America

Date Born: 17th November 1973
Location Born: Rincon, Georgia, United States of America

CONTACT DETAILS
Web Site: Official Site

Other Links: See below:

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE
Billy Currington

An American country music artist.

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

Signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2003, he has released six studio albums for the label: 2003’s Billy Currington, 2005’s Doin’ Somethin’ Right, 2008’s Little Bit of Everything, 2010’s Enjoy Yourself, 2013’s We Are Tonight, and 2015’s Summer Forever.

These six albums have produced seventeen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including nine No. 1 hits “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right”, “Good Directions”, “People Are Crazy”, “That’s How Country Boys Roll”, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”, “Let Me Down Easy”, “Hey Girl”, “We Are Tonight” and “Don’t It”. He has also charted as a duet partner on Shania Twain’s single “Party for Two” and his own non-album single “Tangled Up”, for a total of seventeen Top 40 hits.

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.

Personal life

On April 24, 2013, the Chatham County, Georgia Grand Jury indicted Currington on felony criminal charges of “abuse of an elder person by inflicting mental anguish” and “making terroristic threats”. Both criminal charges stem from an incident involving boat captain Charles Harvey Ferrelle on April 15, 2013. The indictment alleges Currington made terrorist threats to Ferrelle. Currington was later released from a Georgia jail after posting $27,700 bond. If convicted, Currington faced a prison term of 1 to 5 years. Also, on April 26, 2013, as a result of negative press surrounding the indictment incident, the Charlotte Motor Speedway replaced Currington as a performer for its All Star pre-race entertainment. Currington entered a “not guilty” plea in August 2013. On September 25, 2013, Currington pleaded no contest to the abuse charge; the terroristic threats charge was dropped. Currington was sentenced to 5 years’ probation, a $1000 fine, and anger management counseling; he is also required to have no contact with the boat captain.

Discography

Main article: Billy Currington discography

Billy Currington (2003)
Doin’ Somethin’ Right (2005)
Little Bit of Everything (2008)
Enjoy Yourself (2010)
We Are Tonight (2013)
Summer Forever (2015)

Links:

  1. ^ Full name per ASCAP
  2. Jump up ^ “Billy Currington Walks a Little Straighter With Debut Hit”

    . Country Music Television. Retrieved September 4, 2012.

  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Shelburne, Craig (2008-10-15). “Billy Currington Takes It Easy With New Album”

    . CMT. Retrieved 2009-05-21.

  4. Jump up ^ Morris, Edward (2003-10-13). “Billy Currington Walks a Little Straighter With Debut Hit”

    . CMT. Retrieved 2009-05-21.

  5. Jump up ^ “BILLY CURRINGTON”

    . Universal Music Group. Retrieved September 4, 2012.

  6. ^ Jump up to: a b Leggett, Steve. “Billy Currington biography”

    . Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-21.

  7. Jump up ^ “Billy Currington’s New Album Arrives Oct. 14”

    . CMT. 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2009-05-21.

  8. Jump up ^ “Billy Currington and Band Back in Nashville Following Tragedy at Canadian Festival”

    . CMT. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-03.

  9. Jump up ^ “Top Country Songs & Charts, Country Music Hits & Popular Country Music Charts”

    . Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-26.

  10. Jump up ^ Skates, Sarah (June 10, 2013). “Billy Currington Preps First Album in Three Years”

    . MusicRow. Retrieved June 11, 2013.

  11. Jump up ^ “Billy Currington, ‘Don’t It’ [Listen]”

    . Taste of Country. October 28, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.

  12. Jump up ^ Nicholson, Jessica (April 22, 2015). “Billy Currington To Release ‘Summer Forever’ in June”

    . MusicRow. Retrieved April 22, 2015.

  13. Jump up ^ “Billy Currington indicted for ‘terroristic threats’ in Georgia”

    . The Tennessean (Nashville, TN: Gannett). April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.

  14. Jump up ^ “Charlotte Motor Speedway replaces Billy Currington as All-Star race pre-race entertainment”

    . Fox News. April 26, 2013.

  15. Jump up ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/billy-currington-terroristic-threats-trial/
  16. Jump up ^ “Billy Currington pleads no contest in threats case”

    . foxnews.com. September 27, 2013.