Opening act: Drake White
Country singer-songwriter Billy Currington’s sixth album bears the breezy title Summer Forever, but the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight, proving he’s truly a man for all seasons. Possessing a smooth and distinctive voice, Currington is equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems and exploring the complexities of life and love with a poignant ballad.
Since his self-titled debut album bowed on Mercury Records in 2003, Currington has scored 11 career No. 1 singles, most recently, “Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” His other hits that reached the No. 1 spot include “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “Hey Girl,” and “We Are Tonight.”
Over the years, Currington has amassed an impressive list of accolades. He won the “Hottest Video of the Year” honor at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards for “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” in 2006. The same year, he received an ACM nod for Top New Male Vocalist. His hit duet with Shania Twain, “Party for Two,” earned nominations from both the CMA and ACM. “People Are Crazy” took Currington’s already hot career to another level. He earned Grammy® nominations for Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song, in addition to being nominated for Single and Song of the Year from the Country Music Association.