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Billy Currington

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Born on November 19, 1973, Billy was born and raised in Georgia, and has four sisters and two brothers. His mother Donna married his step-father when he was just one and a half years old. Life was not good during his early years, as his step-father had a substance abuse problem which caused constant turmoil to the families life. Nevertheless, it was his step father who introduced Billy to country music. His step father later died of drinking and cancer. As a Junior in high school Billy auditioned at the Opryland USA theme park, even though he did not make it. After graduation he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. In Nashville he worked in a local pawn shop for less than a year and he returned to his grandmother's house and joined a local country band. After eight months of playing at the Cavalier Lounge, Currington decided to give Music City another shot. In time, he found a lucrative job at a concrete company - 16 hours a day, six days a week - and playing clubs on the side with no time to dream he quit his job and for a new one as a part-time personal trainer so he could truly focus on his music. Currington met Gary Voorhies, a client at the gym who also worked for a music publishing company. The two got to know each other and Gary invited Currington to sing and play some music for him. Not long after that meeting, Billy was signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2003. His debut single, "Walk a Little Straighter," tells the story of a child watching his drunk father stumbling through the door and vowing not to make that same mistake when he becomes a father. (Currington wrote the chorus at age 12.) His self-titled album was released in 2003. In 2004, he memorably swung from a chandelier in the music video for his duet with Shania Twain, "Party For Two." He parlayed his exposure into a successful second album, Doin' Somethin' Right, in 2005. The first single, "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right," reached No. 1 at country radio at the end of 2005. Halfway through 2007, Billy had to cancel his tour dates for the remainder of the year because of laryngitis. Then, later in the year, he underwent treatment for the abuse he suffered as a child. Billy released "Tangled Up" in late 2007, but the song only peaked at No. 30. "Don't" was released in mid-2008 as the first single of his third album, and that song made it all the way to No. 2. His latest album "Little Bit of Everything" was released in October of 2008. Coming across his latest single "People are Crazy" was discovered by currington on a demo CD he found in a recording studio and asked the writer Bobby Braddock if he could have the CD, taking the CD he listened to the songs, that's when he came across the song and called up Bobby and asked if he could record it, but he would have to stand in line with all the other singers who wanted to record it. One day while in the studio ready to record some songs on his album he called Bobby back and asked again if he could just record it and Bobby then called around and called Billy back to tell him he could. After recording the song it reached #1 on the GAC top 20 countdown on July 17,2009 the second song of his to reach #1 and things couldn't be getting any better for this country star.  See full bio on IMDb »

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