Carolyn Kruse

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Billy Currington celebrates his 46th birthday today. And, in honor of one of country music’s most underrated voices, I’ve complied a list of some of Billy’s best!

But first some Billy fun facts.

Currington was born in Savannah, GA,  raised in Rincon and now calls Savannah home again. Who says you can’t go home? Bill comes from a large family, with 4 sisters and 2 brothers. He was just about a year and a half old when his mother married Larry Currington , and Billy took his name.

If it weren’t for failure, Currington might not be where he is now. A failed audition at Opryland in Nashville, while in high school led him to push harder, and make the move to Nashville after graduation.  Again, Billy faced odds that weren’t in his favor. He took jobs in construction and as a personal trainer, before moving  back to Georgia . There he took a gig singing at a bar. But it’s all about who you know, as we all know! One of his clients when he was a personal trainer contacted him to record demo tapes, and write songs. He eventually had songs that were cut by George Strait, Tracy Byrd and more. Finally, in 2003 Billy landed his record deal, signing to Mercury Records.

Billy’s Best:

  1. “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To

This song was one of just a few of Billy’s biggest that he co-wrote. He told me it was strange how it happened. He visited some songwriting friends, they picked up guitars and simultaneously just started strumming the same chords. The song basically wrote itself.

2. People Are Crazy

Truly, one of the all time great story songs. It’s one of those songs you really listen to, the first time you hear it. You are hanging on waiting to find out what happens. And the ending has a twist. Unforgettable lyrics.

3. Let Me Down Easy

In 2010, this became Billy’s 4th consecutive #1 hit. He was on a roll. The vibe was totally Currington, with a chillness and soulfulness. The aching felt authentic.

4. Good Directions

Co-written by Luke Bryan, this was Billy at his country best. The twang is real and the humor delivered in perfect timing.

Billy currington-good directions


5. We Are Tonight

Billy Currington put Sam Hunt on the map by recording this Sam original. It became Billy’s 8th #1 and one of his biggest seller.



Honestly, you forget how MANY hits Billy has recorded, that is until you go see him in concert… and the hits keep coming. Here is a complete list, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country Airplay

2003 Walk a Little Straighter 8 67 Billy Currington
2004 I Got a Feelin’ 5 50
2005 Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right 1 39 63
  • US: 2x Platinum[15]
Doin’ Somethin’ Right
2006 Why, Why, Why 13 99
Good Directions 1 42 66 67
2007 Tangled Up 30 Icon
2008 Don’t 2 52 91 Little Bit of Everything
2009 People Are Crazy 1 27 48
  • US: 2x Platinum[18]
That’s How Country Boys Roll 1 57 67
“—” denotes releases that did not chart


Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Hot Country
US Country Airplay
CAN Country
2010 Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer 1 41 50 Enjoy Yourself
Let Me Down Easy 1 46 71
2011 Love Done Gone 11 58 83
Like My Dog 24 A
2013 Hey Girl 5 1 39 18 58 We Are Tonight
We Are Tonight 12 1 60 17 87
2014 Don’t It 4 1 44 1 46 Summer Forever
2015 Drinkin’ Town with a Football Problem 41 30
2016 It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To 3 1 44 1 77
Do I Make You Wanna 5 1 47 3
2017 “Wake Me Up” 45
2018 “Bring It On Over” 44 29 TBD
2019 “Details” 44
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
2004 Party for Two Shania Twain 7 58 34 Greatest Hits






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