William Matthew “Billy” Currington (born November 19, 1973) is an American country music artist. Signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2003, he has released four studio albums for the label: 2003′s Billy Currington, 2005′s Doin’ Somethin’ Right, 2008′s Little Bit of Everything, and 2010′s Enjoy Yourself.
These four albums have produced nine singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including six #1 hits “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right“, “Good Directions“, “People Are Crazy“, “That’s How Country Boys Roll“, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer“, and “Let Me Down Easy“. 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 eleven 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 Kelly) 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 also 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.
In May 2010, he released his tenth solo single overall, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer“, which hit #1 in September. Also written by Troy Jones, it was the first single from his fourth studio album, entitled Enjoy Yourself—which was released on September 21, 2010. The album’s second single “Let Me Down Easy” went to radio on October 4, 2010 and reached #1 in 2011. The album’s third single “Love Done Gone” released to country radio on April 18, 2011.