Review: Billy Currington Offers Career-Spanning Set at RodeoHouston [PICTURES]
Billy Currington returned to the RodeoHouston stage on Saturday night (March 12), in front of a crowd of 74,000-plus people. The country star, wearing jeans, a simple blue T-shirt and sneakers rather than cowboy boots, offered up a career-spanning set that featured both his biggest hits and newest single.
"We've been looking forward to this event for a long time," Currington told the crowd before singing "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer," "and we hope you're as excited as us right now."
During "People Are Crazy," the audience sang along to the catchy chorus of one of Currington's most well-known tunes: "God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy ..." The singer had people swaying in their seats during "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right," and later in Currington's set, "We Are Tonight" also elicited a massive sing-a-long and was a clear fan favorite.
Currington introduced his new single, "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To," by saying that it was a song he "accidentally wrote." As he sang the track, NRG Stadium was bathed in green light, and a circle of spotlights lit up the rodeo's circular, rotating stage, which Currington had decorated with an oriental rug for his performance.
The artist closed out his 14-song set with his hit "Good Directions," followed by a cover of Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance." Instead of hitching a ride offstage in the back of a pickup truck, as RodeoHouston acts typically do, Currington elected to walk -- just as he did to get to the stage.
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