Billy Currington Reveals His Favorite Moment During His Concerts
Billy Currington pours his heart and soul into his live performances. The Georgia native keeps his concerts rocking and his fans on their feet throughout the entire night, as he runs through some of his biggest hits, including "Must Be Doin' Something Right," "People Are Crazy" and "We Are Tonight." But, surprisingly, Currington says that the favorite moments for both himself and his band are when his show is about to be over.
"My favorite moment is definitely the last song," Currington tells Taste of Country. ""Good Directions" is usually what we play. We switch it up sometimes, but somewhere in our last few songs seems to be the most fun, so that's always our favorite."
"It's been so long since I've had my very first show," he says. "I was a little kid, and I'm sure I was nervous. I grew up singing in church, and I got a lot of lead parts as a kid. When I was 18, I started playing in bars, and [I wasn't] so much nervous after that. I found my home."
Still, the 41-year-old acknowledges that his shows have gotten much better since he heeded some advice from his current tour boss.
“Back in the day, [McGraw] came to one of my shows at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, and when I first walked out on stage, I was wearing the front of the stage out," Currington recalls. "I was just tearin’ it up, and he kinda gave me some advice on my stage presence and my stage show that night after he saw what he saw.
“He talked me into laying things out a little more in the beginning," Currington adds. "Simple tips like that really work for my live show today."
The 2015 Shotgun Rider Tour heads to Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado this week. A list of upcoming shows are posted on Currington's website.
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